El Salvador could add up to 102 MW of geothermal power by 2021

Berlin geothermal power plant of La Geo in El Salvador (source: Enex)
Francisco Rojas 24 Aug 2015

The National Energy Council (CNE) has recently made public an auction for 150 MW of renewable energy projects.

El Salvador wants to keep on moving forward with geothermal energy development and following a recent announcement by the National Energy Council making public an auction for 150 MW of renewable energy projects.

It is expected that the tender, to be developed jointly by the General Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET) and power distribution companies, will be presented before the end the current year for projects to be awarded to enter operation in 2018.

Clean Technica states that according to a “recent assessment (PDF) by USAID, El Salvador could add 170 MW of solar power capacity by 2016, 40 MW wind energy capacity by 2017, 81.5 MW biomass-based power capacity by the end of this year, and 146 MW hydro power capacity and 102 MW geothermal capacity by the end of 2021.”

Sources: Clean Technica & CNE El Salvador