El Salvador: New Power Plant will Provide 75 MW

With a $ 100 million investment, the Termopuerto thermal plant will become operational in June.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The power manager of the Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), Geovanni Hernandez, explained that they still have to build a transmission line linking the plant with a sub-station in Acajutla.

The publication by Elslavador.com adds, "The project was built in an area of 12.732 square meters in a land of 60 thousand square meters and, in addition to the engine room, there is another two-story building, home to workshops, control room and meeting rooms. It also contains a 1.000 m2 substation with power transformers, emergency power plants and other electric equipment."

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El Salvador : More than $900 million for Natural Gas Plant

November 2013

The consortium Quantum-GLU would be the winner of a long-term contract to supply 335 MW generated from a power plant that would be built by the company.

A statement from the National Energy Board reads:

The electricity distribution company DELSUR has made public the financial bids offered by two companies who submitted documents for the tender for 355 megawatts (MW) of power and associated energy, namely: Asocio Quantum-GLU and AES Fonseca Energía, who on October 1 submitted the information required to participate in the tender for the supply of power for 20 years.

AES Seeks Permission for Gas Power Plant in El Salvador

November 2011

The company is working on updating its environmental permits in order to build the plant that will generate energy from natural gas.

The power station will have capacity to generate 550 MW and require an investment of $970 million.

AES has also begun the search for manufacturers and construction companies to help build the plant.

Little Information from Cutuco Energy

July 2011

The company announced that in 2016 the proposed power plant in La Union, El Salvador, would come into operation, but as yet has not indicated the sources of funding or the name of the construction company.

Sources at the Salvadoran National Energy Board told CentralAmericaData.COM that Cutuco Energy Central America has obtained some of the necessary permits for the project, but not all of them, and still does not know where financing will come from. It also noted that the company AES, a global corporation already involved in the country's energy sector, has a similar project planned for installation also in La Union, and that the existence of both projects, involving an investment of about $1000 million each one, does not seem viable.

Further Delays for Energy Investments at La Unión

January 2010

The construction of two power plants at the Port of La Unión, El Salvador, has been delayed again.

One of the plants would use coal and the other natural gas. Investment in both would sum $1.5 billion.

"These projects would add 775 MW to the country's energy production (525 MW by the gas plant and the rest by the coal one)", reported Elsalvador.com.

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