Aeolian energy plant comes online in Nicaragua

The first 40 megawatts wind energy plant, built at a cost of $95 million, will begin operations on January 4.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Amayo manager, Sean Porter, said that 18 of the 19 wind powered generators (100 meters high) at the wind farm are fully installed in the Department of Rivas, 128 kilometers to the south of Managua.

Each of these generators will produce 2.1 megawatts, added Porter, who said that the 40 megawatts will be connected to the national grid on January 4 in order to provide electricity to 325,000 home that consume an average of 150 kilowatts per month.

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Nicaragua Negotiates Renovation of Wind Power Licenses

October 2009

The Energy Ministry is having talks with Amayo Consortium in order to renew their operating license.

Lorena Lanzas, Energy vice minister, said: "Talks have been restarted with them, because the Government wants to promote and foster these type of projects".

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'Amayo' Wind Farm Would Increase Capacity

August 2009

Nicaragua granted "Consorcio Eólico Amayo" authorization to conduct feasibility studies for expanding the wind farm located in the country's south.

In the second phase 11 wind turbines would be installed, each one capable of 2.1 MW, for a combined total of 23.1 MW.

"Amayo wind farm currently generates 40 MW of energy, by means of 19 wind turbines.

Nicaragua Starts Generating Wind Power

February 2009

The wind farm Amayo, located 128 kilometers to the south of the capital, began operations.

Elnuevodiario.com.ni publishes in its website: "The first four megawatts, from 40 based on the wind, generated by Amayo are now injected into the main center of national electric generation, reported the state company, National Business of Electric Transmission (Enatrel), through a press release."

First wind farm in Nicaragua

September 2008

Nicaraguan, Guatemalan, and American businessmen will put the first wind energy project into action in the southern Nicaragua next November.

The Amayo Aeolian Park is located 128 kilometers south of the capital in a area of the province of Rivas, which is known for its intense and constant winds throughout most of the year.

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