Electricity: Distribution Network Investments Announced

Electricity distributor AES El Salvador announced that this year it plans to invest $36 million in modernizing the network, which includes the renovation of 8,120 residential and industrial meters.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The company's directors informed that they are contemplating works to expand the electricity distribution networks, the renovation of smart meters, the maintenance of overhead lines and the growth in the construction of underground networks.

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Daniel Bérnardez, vice president of AES El Salvador, told Elmundo.sv that "... The investment we will make for this year is $36 million that will be executed in projects where we seek to guarantee the distribution and quality of our services with higher standards, and the best well-being of our clients."

Bérnardez said the renovations will be done nationwide, but precisely in the departments of San Salvador, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, Ahuachapán, Cabañas, San Miguel and La Unión.

The implementation of the smart meters is part of a pilot plan of the company, and will begin with 8,000 units for residential areas and 120 new meters for the industrial area of the country.

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