Energy: Investment in Biogas Plant Announced

In El Salvador, the competition rules are being prepared to design and build a plant that will generate energy from solid waste and wastewater, which will be located on the Acelhuate River.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The project of the new plant, which will have an installed capacity of 5.2 MW and whose investment will amount to $32 million, was announced by the presidency of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL).

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Daniel Alvarez, president of CEL told Elmundo.sv that "... We will bet on environmental sanitation and renewable energy generation, so we are preparing the tender documents for the design of the plant."

The article adds that the plant will be able to supply "... clean energy to more than 21,000 families who consume an average of 100 kilowatt hours (kWh). The plant will operate under a renewable hybrid scheme, as it will generate energy through solid waste, sun and water."

According to reports from CentralAmericaData, the feasibility studies for the construction of this plant were put out to tender in March 2014.

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Renewable Energy Tender Announced

June 2018

In El Salvador, 28 MW of non-conventional renewable solar and biogas-based energy for distributed generation will be put out to tender, and the presentation of offers is scheduled for December.

The Salvadoran government reported that " ...The total power to be tendered is 28 Megawatts, of which 20 Megawatts correspond to solar photovoltaic and 8 Megawatts to Biogas, the winners will be hired for a period of 15 years and are expected to start operations from the year 2020 and 2021 respectively." 

Prefeasibility Study for Biogas Plant

March 2014

A tender is being launched for a feasibility study for a biogas power plant using biogas in Acelhuate River in El Salvador.

Government Purchase El Salvador CEL-CP 06/14:

"FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR INSTALLING A POWER GENERATION PLANT USING BIOGAS ON THE ACELHAUATE RIVER -. The purpose of the consultancy is to carry out the feasibility study for the project and developing the terms of reference that will serve as an input to the contract for the detailed project design. Installing a Power Plant with Biogas in Acelhuate River "

Biogas Program Launched in Nicaragua

January 2012

The IADB, together with other organizations, has launched a $ 6.3 million initiative to develop a market for biogas which will provide renewable energy for small farmers in Nicaragua.

A press release from the Inter-American Development Bank reads:

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the IDB Group, has partnered with the Nordic Development Fund and two Dutch NGO’s, Hivos and SNV, to launch a $ 6.3 million initiative to develop a biogas market to provide renewable energy to small farmers in Nicaragua and will contribute to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Tender for Biogas Plant Feasibility Study

November 2011

In El Salvador, the Lempa River’s Executive Hydroelectricity Committee has announced a tender for a feasibility study to identify alternatives for the location of the project.

The study will include the identification of alternatives for the project location, quantification and characterization of wastewater and organic solid waste, identification of alternative technologies for the potential production of biogas and electricity in at least four strategic points in the basin, estimation of the investments required and analysis of the project’s economic, environmental and social benefits.

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