El Salvador: Operations Start at 101 MW Solar Plant

Neoen has started operating the Providencia Solar photovoltaic power plant, located in the department of La Paz, with an installed capacity of 101 MW.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The plant is made up of two subcenters: one of 76MWc, awarded to Neoen after a tender convened in El Salvador in 2014, and another of 25MWc, negotiated by mutual agreement with Del Sur, one of the main electricity distribution companies in the country. Both projects have been uploading electricity to the Salvadoran grid since April 1, 2017.

From a statement issued by Neoen:

At an inauguration ceremony on May 2 with the presence of the country's authorities and its partners, Neoen announced the start-up of Providencia Solar, its 101MWc photovoltaic solar power plant in El Salvador, which today is the most powerful in all of Central America. 

This center is made up of two subcenters: one of 76MWc, awarded to Neoen after a tender launched in El Salvador in 2014, and another of 25MWc, negotiated by mutual agreement with Del Sur, one of the main electricity distribution companies in the country. Both projects have been uploading electricity to the Salvadoran grid since April 1, 2017.  



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