$120 million Wind Farm Announced in El Salvador
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.
Monday, June 11, 2012
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.
Two companies are carrying out feasibility studies in order to build two wind farms of 20 MW and 30 MW, in the departments of Santa Ana and Sonsonate, respectively.
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.
The Salvadoran government has selected the IBERINSA company to perform the second feasibility study for the installation of a wind farm.
As part of a plan to diversify the energy matrix, the regulatory body will invest $400 million in renewable energy projects.
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