Honduras: Approves Construction of Hydroelectric

Congress passed a law permitting construction of hydroelectric plant Patuca I, II and III and Los Llanitos and Jicatuyo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

With the approval by the Special Regulatory Estate Acquisition Law it was declared of public interest and national need the construction and operation of the renewable energy projects mentioned.

The Tribune reproduces Article 3 which deals with the expropriation of the land: "It is declare of public interest and subject to expropriation the property located within areas of the following projects: Patuca III (Piedras Amarillas) Patuca II (Valencia) Patuca and IIA (The Tarrosa) (hydro) located in the Department of Olancho, Los Llanitos and Jicatuyo (hydro) located in the Department of Santa Barbara, Energy Complex Aguán Valley (hydro, biomass and solar) located in the Department of Yoro."

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Honduras: Hydroelectric Projects Unfunded

April 2013

The projects Jicatuyo, Los Llanitos and El Aguán, with a combined potential of 600 MW, have become stalled because the state can not provide its share of funding.

Laprensa.hn reports that "... Jicatuyo and Los Llanitos, in the department of Santa Barbara, were identified 32 years ago. When Congress approved their construction in 2009, it said it would be ready in four years, to date, progress is zero. "

China To Invest $50 Million in Hydro Power Plant Patuca III

April 2011

The first phase of the Hydro Power Plant is picking up steam after the signing of an agreement between Honduras and China.

After three months of negotiations, the governments of both countries agreed the construction of the first phase of the hydro plant, located 220km east of the capital city Tegucigalpa.

Honduras: Hydro Power Plants Move Forward

March 2010

Brazilian businessmen are holding meetings with government authorities in order to speed up the construction of hydro power plants Jicatuyo and Los Llanitos.

The two projects have a combined cost of $800 million, according to studies from ENEE, Honduras’ National Energy Enterprise.

$600 million for hydroelectric plant in Honduras

January 2009

The Odebrecht company will be in charge of constructing the Los Llanitos and the Jicatuyo hydroelectric dams in the Santa Barbara department.

Latribuna.hn reports on its website: "The work to be carried by the foreign company includes the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and transfer of the hydroelectric plants which will have an installed capacity of 271 megawatts, and an annual generation of 1,037 kilowatt-hours.

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