Bósforo comprises 10 plants of 10 MW each, for a total capacity of 100 MW of energy produced by solar photovoltaic sources, contributing to prevent emissions of more than 175 thousand metric tons of CO2 per year. The investment in the project was of US$ 160 million and it was completed in 2019.
- Bósforo I, 3 plants
Pasaquina, El Carmen and La Unión (department of La Unión).
- Bósforo II, 4 plants
Santa Ana I and Santa Ana II-San Sebastián Salitrillo (department of Santa Ana); Sonsonate (department of Sonsonate); and Jiquilisco (department of Usulután).
- Bósforo III, 3 plants
Nejapa, Guazapa and Apopa (department of San Salvador).
The Bósforo Project was born thanks to the alliance between AES El Salvador and Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI).
AES is a global company with 38 years of experience that offers sustainable and affordable energy in the 14 countries where it operates. Thanks to a workforce of more than 9,000 people, it delivers sustainable energy to more than 100 million people throughout the world.
CMI, through its Energy Unit, engages in the development, design and operation of electrical energy generation and commercialization projects, mainly with renewable resources in Central America. It started with a hydroelectric plant in 2009, expanding in the market and diversifying its operations in 2016 with wind and solar energy projects, which allows it to have, currently, more than 800 MW in the entire region.