El Salvador expands its sustainable energy program


San Salvador
Photo: Prensa Latina

Following the anchoring of the region's first natural gas cargo ship this week, the brand-new Pacific Power Plant (PPP) has been confirmed as El Salvador's sustainable option in the energy sector.

The BW Tatiana ship can be seen anchored off the shore of the western port of Acajutla, a mainstay of this project, which, if completely realized, will supply 30% of national energy consumption.

The PPP is El Salvador's greatest investment, costing up to $1 billion, and has temporarily eclipsed other energy megaprojects left behind.

This new investment, according to official statistics, contains a generator with 19 natural gas internal combustion engines and a steam turbine, with a total capacity of 378 megawatts (MW).

On Monday, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele paid a visit to the magaproject, saying that his administration will lift the blockades put by past governments on the project.

Publish : 2021-11-21 10:00:00

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