El Salvador’s national energy council is seeking 150MW of capacity from renewable energy sources including wind power and solar energy.
The Council is kicking off a tendering process after learning the results of a study that determined the maximum capacities of wind power and solar photovoltaics the network can handle.
The tender will be jointly held by the general superintendency of electricity and telecommunications SIGET and power distribution companies.
Idle public land will be made available to potential bidders, which are expected to implement programs that benefit families in communities near to proposed projects.
The CNE expects the tender can be wrapped up in time for projects to be operational in 2018.
A previous tender on 15MW capacity has already been awarded to small-scale anerobic digesters and solar PV projects.