Renewable Energy: 8 MW Awarded

Of the 28 MW of renewable energy tendered in El Salvador, only 8.48 MW were awarded, because most of the participants exceeded the maximum price established by Siget.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

On March 11, DELSUR held the opening ceremony of the tender process for the generation of 28 MW of photovoltaic energy and with biogas, of which 8.48 MW were awarded in projects representing a $10 million investment.

See "Offers in Renewable Energy Tenders" and "Interest in Renewable Energy Tender". reviews that "... The companies that won the award for solar energy on the floor, with two megawatts each, are Potenza, with a $73.94 price per MW/h; Energy, Development and Consulting with $78.42 per MW/h; and IMFICA Industriales with $78 MW/h. The only 0.85 MW of biogas awarded during the tender opening ceremony were for Renig S.A. de C.V., which offered a price of $155 per MW/h."

The article adds that "... Two other projects adjusted the price offered and after that process the award was confirmed. A total of 0.70 MW of power was awarded to Agrocampestre and 0.93 MW to the Universidad Gerardo Barrios (UGB) with a solar project on the roof."

Also see "Central America: $1.6 billion in Energy Projects".

Representatives of DELSUR informed that suppliers who were left out of the tender because the ceiling price was higher than the General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), have the option to develop projects privately, but can not continue in the tender process.

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With no details of the participating companies, it was reported that the 18 technical and economic proposals were presented on December 19 in the morning to the DELSUR authorities.

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September 2018

In El Salvador, at least 16 companies have registered as bidders in the tender for 28 MW of non-conventional renewable energy, for distributed solar generation and generation using biogas.

Without giving more details about the interested companies, it was reported that more than 16 investors have registered as bidders for technical and financial projects for alternative energy generation.

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From a statement issued by Delsur:

San Salvador, January 11, 2017. The Electricity Distribution company DELSUR, on behalf of other distributors in the country, the National Energy Council (CNE), the Promoter of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA), and the General Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET) revealed today the companies that were awarded contracts after the evaluation stage of the economic proposals which represented the culmination of the process to tender 170 MW (megawatts) of power and associated energy using sources based on wind and photovoltaic generation.

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