CEL bets on renewables to lower energy costs.

In a radio interview, Daniel lvarez, the head of the General Directorate of Energy, Hydrocarbons, and Mines (DGEHM) and president of the Lempa River Hydroelectric Executive Commission (CEL), assured that the government will continue to promote initiatives to protect the economy from Salvadoran families.

In this regard, the official mentioned that the institution is working on projects to diversify the energy matrix with renewables, which will keep energy prices stable.

“The design stage of the Biogas Electricity Generation project is advancing, we are about to finish the Talnique Solar Photovoltaic Plant, we are going to venture into wind farms, among other large projects,” Álvarez said.

In addition, he assured that geothermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants were renovated and modernized and that a pilot plan to produce green hydrogen is underway, as part of the commitment to reach a 100% renewable energy matrix.

“In our country, we have renewable resources, we have alternatives so that the price of electrical energy remains stable, and we continue to explore new sources to cover 100% of the national demand,” concluded the head of CEL.

On the other hand, the official reiterated that the propane gas subsidy is maintained and that they will verify that this provision is complied with. “We guarantee that the government of President Nayib Bukele will continue to take care of the family economy of Salvadorans. We will continue working as a directorate on new projects in favor of development for the entire population,” he said.