San Isidro power station
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San Isidro power station is a coal- and biomass-fired plant located in San José La Gloria, Retalhuleu, Guatemala.
The map below shows Retalhuleu, Guatemala, the approximate location of the plant.
Inaugurated in May 2016, the 61.5 MW San Isidro plant generates electricity from a mix of biomass and coal. During the November to May sugar cane harvest season, it runs on bagasse (cellulose fiber from crushed sugar cane stalks); from June to October, it runs on coal.
Most of the electricity generated by the plant is used in the neighboring department of Retalhuleu. The plant is equipped with a Japanese Shin Nippon turbine, a British-made Brush generator, and a 220-ton-per-hour John Thompson boiler designed to meet World Bank environmental standards, operating at 540°C with an efficiency of 88.5%.
- Sponsor: Ingenio Magdalena (Magdalena Sugar Mill)
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- Location: San José La Gloria, Retalhuleu, Guatemala
- Coordinates: 14.533778, -91.679836 (approximate)
- Status: Operating (2016)
- Gross Capacity: 61.5 MW
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Articles and resources
- "Nuestros productos: Energía,", Ingenio Magdalena website, accessed January 2017.
- "Ingenio Magdalena inaugura planta eléctrica en Retalhuleu,", Prensa Libre, May 20, 2016.