Tender for 20 MW Solar Plant Announced

The Salvadoran government is preparing to begin the tender process in 2020 to build a new photovoltaic plant in Usulután, which will have a capacity of 20 MW and will require an investment of approximately $19 million.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The project of the new solar power plant is contemplated in the General Budget of the Nation of 2020, therefore, if approved by the Legislative Assembly, the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) will initiate the public tender next year.

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Daniel Álvarez, president of CEL, told Elmundo.sv that "... The autonomous one prepares the documentation to take out in 2020 the tender of construction of the photovoltaic plant in Usulután, where we have a lot of land that can be used for this type of technology. It will come to lower the cost of electricity; it is good energy and we hope that at the beginning of the other year we are already laying the first stone."

Álvarez added that it is discarded that "... the energy generated in the new plant is destined for self-consumption and assured that 'we are working so that it is injected to the energetic matrix' through the national distribution network, same that serves the consumers."

According to reports from CentralAmericaData between January and June 2019, 52 environmental impact studies were presented to carry out works in electrical networks and build energy generating plants in different areas of Central American countries, projects that together reach an estimated investment of $1.2 billion.

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