LaGeo, S. A. de C. V., Berlin Geothermal Project, Phase Two
LaGeo, S.A. de C.V., Berlin Geothermal Project, Phase Two is a 44 MW geothermal power unit that uses a condensation unit to produce electricity. The primary objective of the project activity is to supply El Salvador’s rising demand for energy, by increasing renewable energy’s share.
LaGeo, S.A. de C.V., Berlin Geothermal Project, Phase Two is a 44 MW geothermal power unit that uses a condensation unit to produce electricity to be supplied to the national interconnected grid at Berlin Geothermal Plant.
The primary objective of the Project Activity is to supply El Salvador’s rising demand for energy due to economic growth and to improve the supply of electricity, by increasing renewable energy’s share of total the Salvadoran electricity consumption.
One fundamental goal of the project is the efficient use of resources, particularly indigenous resources, while minimizing impact on the environment.
LaGeo, S.A. de CV is committed to contribute to sustainable development and to pursue the harmonious relations among the company, surrounding communities and environment.
To safeguard the wildlife in the areas close to the power plant, LaGeo established a wildlife protection park, named Georesguardo, as an alternative to shelter the animal species that seizes in bad captivity conditions and illegal ownership.
The activities of the Georesguardo are aimed to make people aware of the importance of the sustainable management of natural resources and to promote the local development through the environmental education and recreation of the communities.
Many animals have found a home in the wildlife protection park, where they are fed, receive veterinarian attention and then liberated if they are able to survive in natural conditions.
Young people from the surrounding communities work in the park as rangers. They have had the opportunity to be trained in environmental conservation, animal health care, forest protection and English skills. Six ranger works actually and three of them are women.
With the purpose of creating development opportunities that improve the quality of life of its neighbours, La Geo has supported different community projects through its Corporate Responsibility Program. The iniciative covers the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development. As a result, 24 communities of Alegría, Berlín and Mercedes Umaña municipalities have been benefited.
MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE
Our company LaGeo participated in this initiative and won the first place in 2015 in the category "Woman for Resulst" with the theme "Geothermal Energy Harvesting". The awards were presented on December 8th 2015 in the city of Paris, France.
Our banners have been in favor of reforestation, environmental protection, biodiversity projects and our program Georesguardo. The recognition reflects the result of teamwork between neighbors, especially women, who in addition to permanent and temporary jobs, pursue actions that carry a seal of women empowerment.
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