The San Antonio El Sitio Wind Power Project is the first wind project to be located in the Guatemalan region. It consists of sixteen 3.45 MW units of wind Turbine Generators for an annual average of 135 GWh of green electricity to the regional grid, meeting the demand of over 20,000 homes.
The project also includes the construction of a substation and the implementation of a transmission line to inject energy produced into the national grid. This contributes to annual reductions of 81,392 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year by displacing an equivalent amount of electricity generation at the grid from conventional power plants based on fossil fuels.
The project not only increases energy supply in the region by reducing electricity costs but also assists in the conservation of natural resources and local community development. Through the implementation of the project, local communities have benefited from employment, health, education, and improved infrastructure in the area. Socio-economic impacts and benefits include local school improvements, school supplies donations, and improved water and sanitation.