Nicaragua studies the construction of small hydro dams

The government will undertake feasibility studies to analyze the construction of micro dams in the Caribbean region, which is not currently served by the Spanish energy company Unión Fenosa.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

These studies will be funded with 100.000 euros provided by the Energy and Environment Alliance of Finland and Austria, with a counterpart funded by the government of Managua.
The announcement was made by Jorge Martínez, CEO of Nicaragua's Electricity Company (ENEL).

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