Ahuachapan is a 95MW geothermal power project. It is located in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 1975. Buy the profile here.

Description

The project is currently owned by Lageo.

The geothermal site has in total 25 number of wells. Out of this 18 are production wells and remaining 7 are injection wells. Ahuachapan runs at a temperature of 240 Degree Celsius.

The project generates 639.5GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in June 1975.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Mitsubishi Power Europe was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Ahuachapan (Ahuachapan Unit 1) project. Mitsubishi Power Europe was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Ahuachapan (Ahuachapan Unit 2) project.

Ahuachapan (Ahuachapan Unit 1) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MWe nameplate capacity.

Ahuachapan (Ahuachapan Unit 2) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MWe nameplate capacity.

Ahuachapan (Ahuachapan Unit 3) is equipped with Fuji Electric turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 35MWe nameplate capacity.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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