Located at the Port of Acajutla, the project is composed of three components: thermal power plant, LNG regasification terminal, and transmission line.

378-Megawatt Thermal Power Plant

This clean and efficient combined cycle power plant will generate electricity from nineteen 18V50SG natural gas-powered reciprocating engines (each rated at 18.9 MW) and one 28-megawatt steam turbine generator powered by steam produced from the heat recovered in each engine’s exhaust. The combination of gas and steam generation will achieve efficiencies in excess of 49% percent (LHV).

Marine/LNG Regasification Terminal

EDP features the first-ever permanently moored Floating, Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Super-chilled (−162 °C / −260 °F) liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivered to the FSRU will be converted back to natural gas at atmospheric temperature and transported from the FSRU to the power plant via a subsea pipeline.

Transmission Line

A 44-kilometer, 230 kV double circuit transmission line from Acajutla to Ahuachapan, and its associated substations, will strengthen the country’s electric grid and connect the power plant’s output to the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC).

Natural Gas

Invenergy is a sophisticated developer and operator of state-of-the-art natural gas-powered facilities. Our natural gas power plants use the most efficient technologies to minimize environmental impact.

Natural gas is earth’s cleanest fossil fuel and is colorless and odorless in its natural state. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been brought to a liquid state for transport.

Natural gas is prized for its high heating value and low emissions. Replacing coal, diesel and heavy fuel oils with clean burning natural gas greatly reduces harmful emissions, including carbon compounds, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate pollutants.

Today, natural gas is used extensively for electric power generation and residential, commercial and industrial applications.