Recently my wife Elizabeth, her father Salvador and I visited the Ahuachapán geothermal field, this is one of two geothermal fields in El Salvador (the other is in Berlin area). We did not visit inside the plant because this was one of those unplanned trips, but we did get to explore the fields out from the plant and this was very interesting. The hot steam is coming up through the ground and from the streams all over the fields, you can also see the steam coming from areas in the distant mountains.
Geothermal power in El Salvador represents 25% of its total electricity production. El Salvador is one of the top ten geothermal energy producers in the world. Since 1975, the Ahuachapán geothermal field has been in continuous and successful commercial operation. Since 1992, the Berlin geothermal field is under commercial production, with the installation of two units. I plan to return and visit the power plant to get a better understanding of the operation of how this all works.
Geothermal power is one environmental project that I agree with and I believe there can be great benefits from this technology.
I have attached some pictures from my trip, as always please leave commits and/ or questions.