Bijao Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor


Bijao Power Station is a three-unit, 105-megawatt (MW) coal- and petcoke-fired plant located in Choloma, Honduras.[1]


The map below shows the plant, located in Choloma, Cortés, Honduras

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The Bijao project, originally proposed under the name Beco 60 and comprising two 35 MW units, was announced in 2013 with an estimated cost of US$125 million. Plans called for 30 MW from each unit to be acquired by the National Electricity Company (ENEE), with the remainder to be used by the Cementos del Norte factory in Choloma.[2] In March 2018 Honduras's Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica (CRIE) approved expansion of the plant's output to the national grid from 60 MW to 90 MW in conjunction with the commissioning of a third 35 MW unit.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Bijao Electric Company (BECO S.A.)[4]
  • Parent company: Cementos del Norte (Cenosa), Cementos Progreso[5][6]
  • Location: Choloma, Cortés, Honduras
  • Coordinates: 15.7033457 -87.9268867 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Operating (2015)[4]
    • Unit 2: Operating (2015)[4]
    • Unit 3: Operating (2018)[4]
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Articles and resources


  1. Bijao Electric Company S.A. de C.V. BN Americas, accessed November 2018
  2. "Generarán 60 megas a base de carbón en Honduras". Diario La Prensa. November 12, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Resolución CRIE-35-2018 (p 8)" (PDF). CRIE (Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica). March 5, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Our Company, Beco S.A., accessed January 2021
  5. Salvatierra, Hugo (January 5, 2021). "Con esta estrategia Cementos Progreso edifica su expansión en Centroamérica". Forbes Centroamérica.
  6. "Jorge Bueso Arias cuestiona decisión judicial en el caso de Cenosa". La Prensa. March 14, 2021.

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