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AES opens power plant in El Salvador that is fueled by methane from sold waste. Only one of its kind in Central America

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


AES El Salvador opened Central America’s first plant in Central America to produce electricity on the basis of methane gas produced from solid waste. The waste comes from the municipal dump in the municipality of Nejapa.

The $58 million plant contains six motors that together generate six megawatts of power, sufficient to supply 18,000 homes.

Soon AES Nejapa will be expanded to produce as much as 25 megawatts.



Original source (in Spanish): La Prensa Gráfica