Gas Plant to Start Operations in July 2022

In El Salvador, the initial plan was that the new Energia del Pacifico power plant would begin operations in early 2022; however, it is currently projected to begin operations until July 1 of next year.

Friday, February 26, 2021

The project located in the Acajutla port area, which will have an installed capacity of 378 megawatts and began construction in 2015, will be delayed a few months.

See "Central America: $1.6 billion in Energy Projects"

Elmundo.sv reviews that "... the new Energia del Pacifico (EDP) power generator will start operations until July 1, 2022, some six months later than initially projected."

The article explains that "... the (private) work consists of a 'combined cycle' plant, a marine terminal for reception, storage and regasification of LNG, a fuel that will displace the generators that inject electricity from the combustion of bunker fuel."

It is estimated that this new plant will supply 30% of El Salvador's electricity demand.

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