Extension of the hydro-power plant "5 de Noviembre"

Sustainable energy
El Salvador
COUNTRIES
El Salvador
DATES
30/09/2011 - 28/01/2019
TOTAL BUDGET
€ 132 600 000
TOTAL LAIF CONTRIBUTION
€ 6 200 000
SECTOR
Sustainable energy
TYPES OF SUPPORT
Investment Grants
CITIES / PROVINCES
San Nicolás canton, Sensuntepeque district in the department of Cabañas and Potrerillos canton, Nombre de Jesús district in the department of Chalatenango.
DESCRIPTION

The objective of the project was to meet the growing demand for electricity among the population (estimated at approximately 5% per year) through increased generation of renewable energy. In particular, the project focused on the construction of a second powerhouse, installation of turbines using the existing dam and reservoir, a new access channel to the reservoir, a new water intake and two forced pipelines. The new installation made it possible to use the excess water that currently overflows from the spillway in the rainy months to generate energy.

RESULTS

The expansion resulted in an increase in the production capacity of the hydroelectric plant from 99.4 MW to 179.4 MW, thus generating an estimated additional potential of up to 130 GWh per year.

LEAD FINANCING PARTNER
CO-FINANCING PARTNERS
CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
CRIS REFERENCE
DCI-ALA/2011/261-035 and DCI-ALA/2012/287-788