Quito, Ecuador (PRWEB) April 27, 2011
Following a year providing reliable and efficient electricity to its customer in Ecuador, CELEC EP S.A., APR Energy (APR) has been awarded a contract extension to continue working within the country.
“After working within Ecuador for the past year and developing a close relationship with our customer there, we recognized that the current unusual lack of rainfall in the hydropower- dependant country necessitated more electricity generation than was previously planned for,” said Tirso Selman, APR Energy Vice President for Latin America. “We (at APR) prefer to work proactively with our customer in these types of situations to ensure that they never experience a lack of electricity supply just because a contract is nearing its end.”
The contract extension will be for a 40MW plant located in Santa Elena, Ecuador. The original contract for the Santa Elena plant was signed in late 2009 after an Emergency Decree was issued by the government declaring a State of Emergency due to the national energy deficit.
CENACE, the entity responsible for the technical and commercial management of Ecuador's wholesale electricity market recently issued a report stating that “…this additional capacity (40MW) will improve the reliability of the coverage for the demand (of power) in peak hours… and will allow a greater optimization in the operation of the (hydroelectric) reservoirs.”
This new extension is following a similar extension awarded recently to APR in Trujillo, Peru with ElectroPeru to extend the life of its currently existing plant in Trujillo, Peru.
About APR Energy
APR Energy specializes in the sale of reliable and efficient electricity through the rapid deployment of Customized Turnkey Power Solutions. APR’s power generation solutions combined with comprehensive operation and maintenance services as well as flexible commercial terms have established APR as a leader in the temporary emergency rental power industry.
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