In addition to meeting nearly one-third of El Salvador’s energy demand, EDP is projected to help the country meet its climate goals by reducing carbon emissions by 600,000 tons annually.
The project has also been a catalyst for job creation and growth in the country. EDP employed 2,000 workers during peak construction and created 80 full-time operations jobs. In total, the project represents an approximately $1 billion investment in El Salvador.
At least $10 million will be invested in economic and social works during the term of the power purchase agreements, strengthening local communities with a more than $500,000 investment per year. These funds have been used to support initiatives such as the building and remodeling of schools and community centers, road maintenance, and a new sewage and wastewater treatment plant. EDP has also contributed to the creation of 150 artificial reefs to support biodiversity in the region as part of the project’s environmental impact measures.