El Salvador’s first wind project reaches successful commercial operation

WIND ENERGY

ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI

Tracia Network Corporation has successfully commissioned the Ventus Wind Project, El Salvador’s first wind farm, with the support of ArcVera Renewables’ technically advanced services applied from prospecting through development and financing.

ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Located in Metapán, El Salvador, the 54-MW Ventus wind farm comprises 15 Vestas V136-3.6 turbines. It will significantly add to El Salvador’s capacity for renewable energy generation and prevent the emission of approximately 200,000 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere. In addition, the use of wind energy in El Salvador will help reduce the nation’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, provide the country with greater stability in the price of energy and diversify the national energy power grid.

ArcVera Renewables’ technically supported this important first in-country project through its entire development, including the use of ArcVera’s advanced, mesoscale modeling technique in early project stages to define and optimize wind power output. The project…

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