El Salvador Launches Geo-Tourism Strategy

Authorities seek to install new forms of tourism development in the country, exploiting the natural and cultural features of the country’s coffee plantations.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Called “Geo-Tourism Strategy”, the plan comprises 10 main items, which include “strengthening and contextualizing the number of options offered to tourists, analyzing what do tourists demand and rescuing and adding value to the biodiversity of the country’s coffee forests”.

The plan will be funded by the BMI, the Multi-Sector Investment Bank, and will mainly benefit the following areas: Metapán, Morazán, Ruta las Flores, Conchagua, San Salvador Volcano, Comasagua and Jayaque.

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As part of the Geothermal Energy Master Plan a delegation of experts will be arriving from the volcanic country where 100% of the energy matrix is ​​renewable.

Nicaragua's Geothermal Master Plan has identified 10 potential sites for geothermal generation of about 1,700 MW, located along the Pacific volcanic range.

El Salvador Prefers Mini Hydro Stations

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The concept is part of the "Master Plan for the development of renewable energies" which sets out a strategy in power generation for the next 15years.

A study by the National Energy Council (CNE) in conjunction with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) outlines a strategy for the next 15 years in the development of technologies using renewable resources.

Honduras to Host Latin American Biomass Project

September 2010

The country has been confirmed as the site for the pilot project to test the use of biomass for generating electricity in the region.

The main objective of the US government backed initiative is to reduce the consumption of oil used for generating electricity.

The announcement was made by the US ambassador in Honduras, Hugo Llorens, at a meeting held between representatives of the Institute of the Americas and the renewable energy sector.

Guatemala Puts 800 MW Out to Tender

June 2010

CNEE, the National Electric Energy Commission, will invite bids for supplying 800MW of energy in the second half of June.

Authorities will receive offers by the end of 2010, and plan to award the contract on March 2011.

Carlos Colom, president of the CNEE, told Prensalibre.com that “the purchase will include an option contract. If the prices are lower in the spot market than on the contract, they will be purchased there”.

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