The tender is for supply and installation of wind measurement stations, technical assistance, data analysis and delivery of spare parts.
Due to increased demand for electrical power and the need to diversify the energy matrix, through the use of clean and renewable energy sources, the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) since 2004 has been conducting studies to identify the wind resource potential in El Salvador.
Studies have been conducted in various parts of the country,
selected through the cooperation of the regional project "Solar and Wind Energy Assessment" (SWERA) and the Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America (EEP).
The purpose of the tender is to supply and install eight wind measurement stations, provide technical assistance and data analysis, supply and install sensors and measuring equipment at existing stations, and supply spare parts.
Scheduled date for receipt of bids is August 28, 2012.
The site in Santa Ana will be put out to tender and should be under construction in 2015; its installed capacity will be 42 MW.
The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) is looking to build a wind farm in the municipality of Metapan, Santa Ana, where 28 wind turbines each producing 1.5 megawatts, will be installed, which together will eventually generate a total of 42 megawatts , which translates to 126.5 GWh of energy per year, reported Laprensagrafrica.com.
The Executive Hydroelectric Committee of the Rio Lempa is planning to put out to tender a concession for a 42 MW wind farm and 14.2 MW solar energy plant.
Because of the lack new sites suitable for the installation of large hydroelectric dams in El Salvador, alternative sources are being considered so as to diversify the country's energy mix, said a spokesman for the Executive Hydroelectric Committee of Rio Lempa (CEL) Ramon Moreno.
With four wind farms set up in the department of Rivas, the country is exploiting only 23% of a potential of 800 megawatts.
Although $417 million has already been invested in the construction of new wind farms in the country, there is still ample room to install more and take advantage of this kind of renewable energy generation.
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