Renewables Readiness Analysis: El Salvador

Dec 18, 2020 11:21 PM ET
  • El Salvador has prioritised renewable resource projects to lower its reliance on imported nonrenewable fuel sources as well as boost energy safety and security.

The National Energy Policy 2010-2024 has actually come to be a crucial tool for the nation to progress using aboriginal renewables, consisting of hydropower, biomass, solar photovoltaic (PV) as well as geothermal power.

See summary in Spanish (español).

This Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) highlights crucial actions for the short as well as medium-term that could produce extra conductive conditions for renewable resource development. It aims to aid unlock El Salvador's renewable resource possibility, to start with in the power industry but likewise for transportation, agri-food and commercial end usages.

The new National Energy Policy 2020-2050 aims to proceed developing the country's renewable resource possibility, which can boost local business and also sector, help in reducing power tariffs and also boost individuals's welfare.

The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL-- Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctrica del Río Lempa), in co-ordination with the National Energy Council (CNE-- Consejo Nacional de Energía), embarked on the research study in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Key referrals:

  • Boost long-lasting planning as well as plan for the renewable resource sector.
  • Create enabling problems for geothermal energy development.
  • Develop clear institutional frameworks and also co-ordination.
  • Analyze the application of distributed power generation.
  • Foster project development and financing for renewables.


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