Nicaragua: $ 700 Million Investment In Electricity

The country will receive over the next seven years a $ 700 million investment in the electricity sector.

Friday, November 12, 2010

With support from international organizations it will develop hydro and wind projects as well as expansion and modernization of the country's transmission system, among others.

"Ernesto Martínez Tiffen, chief executive of the Nicaraguan Electricity Company (Enel), said yesterday the company will be in charge of developing hydropower projects Larreynaga and La Sirena, both 17 megawatts located in the Tuma River basin. In addition to the rehabilitation of the Santa Barbara and Centroamerica plants and the feasibility studies of El Barro hydroelectric plant, there will be an investment of over $ 120 million," writes Laprensa.com.ni.

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Mini Hydroelectricity Station Concession in Panama

July 2014

The award was given to the company Macano II Hydroelectric for the construction and operation of a 4.15 MW hydroelectric plant called RP-550, in the province of Chiriqui.

From a statement issued by the National Authority of Public Services:

Resolved to:

"...FIRST: AWARD to the business HIDROELÉCTRICA MACANO II, S.A., registered in the Listing 833362, Document 2597272, of the Microfilm Section of the Public Commercial Registry of Panama, Rights to Concession for the construction and operation of the hydropower plant called RP- 550, which use the waters of the River Piedra, located in the village of Paraiso and Guayabal and district of Boqueron, Chiriqui Province, with an installed capacity of 4.15 MW. "

Mini Hydropower Station Announced in Guatemala

July 2013

With an investment of $13 million the Municipality of San Pedro Sacatepec, in San Marcos, will build a hydroelectric plant.

According to the local mayor, Carlos Bautista, the feasibility study for the construction of the plant will be presented this week. The project is being funded by the South Korean government.

Support for Mini Hydropower in Guatemala

August 2012

The government of Guatemala has promised to support power projects promoted by cooperatives in rural areas.

Over 10 projects for small hydroelectric facilities are being encouraged by the Confederation of Guatemalan Cooperatives Federation, with the support of the U.S. Federation of Cooperatives for Electricity Generation.

Gas Plants in Puerto La Union Accepted

May 2012

The new mayor will maintain the ban on power plants using coal or bunker fuel, but accepted those running on clean energy.

The new mayor of the municipality of La Union, Ezequiel Milla, has amended a decree prohibiting the installation of power plants that used coal, liquefied natural gas or any derivation of hydrocarbons as fuel, which was not conducive to investment in the city.

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