Nicaragua inaugurates 20-megawatt power plant

A new power plant generating 20 megawatts of power was inaugurated on the weekend by President Daniel Ortega.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Blackouts should become rarer with the installation of three made-in-Korea power generation plants in Tipitapa, Masaya and Managua. Once they are all operational, the three will produce another 60 megawatts for the national power grid.
The Tipitapa plant was inaugurated on the weekend.
Ortega said that two additional units are to be installed at Masaya, so that by the end of the year Nicaragua should have a total of 100 additional megawatts of power.

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