Santa Lucía power station
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Santa Lucía power station is a coal- and biomass-fired plant in Guatemala.
The satellite photo below shows the plant's location, approximately 6km west of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala.
The Santa Lucía power station at the Ingenio Madre Tierra sugar mill is one of several Guatemalan power plants generating 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.
Guatemala's power generation planning report for 2020-2034, published by the Guatemalan Ministry of Energy and Mines, reports an installed capacity of 44 MW for the Santa Lucía power station.
At the national level Guatemala continues to move away from coal towards renewables. Under the new contracts signed by national electricity agency EEGSA during Guatemala's February 2020 energy tender, plants burning coal only will account for 8% of national electricity production in 2021 (down from 18% in 2019) while plants such as Santa Lucía that use a mix of coal and biomass will represent 2% of national production in 2021.
- Sponsor: Ingenio Madre Tierra (Madre Tierra Sugar Mill)
- Parent company: Ingenio Madre Tierra
- Location: Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala
- Coordinates: 14.345776, -91.064715 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross Capacity: 44 MW
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Articles and resources
- "Plantas de carbón aportarán 900 MW". Prensa Libre. January 5, 2015.
- "Plan de Expansión del Sistema de Generación y Transporte 2020-2034 (p 50)" (PDF). Ministerio de Energía y Minas de Guatemala. 2020.
- "Del carbón a la energía limpia: Así son los nuevos contratos de generación de EEGSA". Prensa Libre. February 13, 2020.
- "Quiénes Somos". Madre Tierra. Retrieved 2021-01-09.