• Ecuador has announced tenders for 310 MW of renewable energy capacity comprising solar and wind power resources
  • While 110 MW comprises wind power capacity, Celec EP is looking for 200 MW of solar PV capacity development
  • To be located in Manabí province, 200 MW El Aromo solar PV plant will be developed for an investment of $200 million
  • The solar power plant is expected to generate 280 GWh of clean power annually once it is commissioned and likely to cover 22% of Manabí’s energy consumption
  • Tender process will be launched on August 28, 2019

Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (Celec EP) has announced the launch of a tender to develop 310 MW of renewable power capacity in the form of 2 projects of 200 MW solar PV and 110 MW wind power resources. The state-owned electricity generator and distributor made the announcement in the presence of 45 international companies.

The 200 MW El Aromo in Manabí province will come up next to the space originally allocated to Pacific Refinery. To be developed with an investment of $200 million, the project is expected to generate 280 GWh of annual clean power on completion which will cover 22% of Manabí’s energy consumption. Power generated will be connected to the grid via San Juan de Manta substation and will also fill up for the hydropower deficit during the dry season in the Amazon basin.

The official call for bids will be issued on August 28, 2019.

As per Celec EP’s website, its power generation capacity in 2019 reached 6.366 GW with more than 4 GW coming from hydropower.