Ahuachapan Geothermal Area

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Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: El Salvador

Exploration Region: Central American Volcanic Arc Chain

GEA Development Phase: Operational
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Coordinates: 13.9194°, -89.8167°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 230°C
503.15 K
446 °F
905.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 9.3
9.3 m³
9.3e-9 km³
2.231189e-9 mi³
328.426 ft³
12.164 yd³

Mean Capacity: 95 MW
95,000 kW
95,000,000 W
95,000,000,000 mW
0.095 GW
9.5e-5 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 3

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 30 MW
30,000 kW
30,000,000 W
30,000,000,000 mW
0.03 GW
3.0e-5 TW

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Owners  :
  • LaGeo SA de CV
  • LaGeo

Power Purchasers :
  • Mitsubishi
  • Fuji

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Regulatory and Environmental Issues

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 250°C
523.15 K
482 °F
941.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 590 m
0.59 km
0.367 mi
1,935.696 ft
645.23 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1520 m
1.52 km
0.944 mi
4,986.877 ft
1,662.287 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1055 m
1.055 km
0.656 mi
3,461.286 ft
1,153.759 yd

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Geology of the Area

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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  1. Julio Eduardo, Quijano Cortez (Geothermal Training Program). 1994. A revised conceptual model and analysis of production data for the ahuachapan-chipilapa geothermal field in el Salvador. .: Geothermal Training Program. Report No.: 10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.

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