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Pictures of site visit to Ahuachapán Geothermal Plant, El Salvador

Ahuachapán Geothermal Power Plant by LaGeo in El Salvador (source: ThinkGeoEnergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 28 Aug 2017

Pictures of a recent site visit to the 95 MW Ahuachapán Geothermal Power Plant by LaGeo in El Salvador.

Following a recent geothermal workshop held by IRENA and LaGeo in El Salvador, we were invited a field trip to the Ahuachapán Geothermal Power Plant.

So I just posted a series of pictures that I took during that visit.

The Ahuachapán Geothermal Power Plant went online in 1975 with its first unit. The second unit went online in 1978 and the third in 1981. The total installed power generation capacity is 95 MW, of which though only 82 MW are operating due to measures to remain sustainable levels of production.

There have been 60 wells drilled with a depth of 650 to 1,600 metres. Temperature in the wells is about 240-250 degrees Celsius.

To see the pictures in the album on Flickr, click here.

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