Contract signed for El Salvador’s first wind park

Ventus SA de CV (Ventus) has signed a contract with El Salvador’s Economy Minister Luz Estrella Dominguez to build a 54MW wind park.

Ventus is a unit of the Guatemalan power generation operator, Tracia Network Corporation, and will be in charge of the wind park’s construction. This project will be financed over ten years by an investment of USD 73.230 million.

The project was awarded to Tracia Network in an energy auction in 2017. The same energy auction saw 119.9MW awarded to four solar projects.

It is estimated the park will cover the electricity demand of 80 000 local homes, and provide 300 jobs during construction and 20 permanent jobs.