Eólico San Antonio El Sitio is a 52.8 MW wind power project in Guatemala, located about 30 km south of Guatemala City. The project consists of 16 Vestas V112-3.3 MW wind turbine generators, each with a rated capacity of 3.3 MW. The turbine generator design chosen for the Project is the largest onshore wind turbine generator currently on the market.
Regarded as one of the most attractive wind resource locations in Guatemala, the average net capacity factor for the San Antonio Project will be about 30%. The wind direction is fairly constant with an annual average wind speed of about 7 m/s.
The Project will produce annually about 130,000 MWh of clean and renewable energy, equivalent to the consumption of around 90,000 Guatemalan households. Eólico San Antonio El Sitio sells its energy under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with two of the regulated distribution companies in Guatemala: Distribuidora de Electricidad de Occidente, S.A. (“DEOCSA”) and Distribuidora de Electricidad de Oriente, S.A (“DEORSA”), both currently rebranded under a common name, ENERGUATE. ENERGUATE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the English fund Actis.
Following an US$ 115 million investment and almost 13 months of construction works, the project started commercial operation in April 2015.