'Amayo' Wind Farm Would Increase Capacity

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

Monday, August 24, 2009

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. These turbines are 126 meter tall, and each one weights 400 tons. They transform wind into energy", published website Reve.

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Funding for Wind Project Confirmed in Nicaragua

November 2010

AEI Centrans Energy Services, Inc. and Wind Energy of Nicaragua SA, announced funding for Phase II of the Amayo park.

The $ 45 million facilities feature a 15-year loan provided by the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

Nicaragua Cancels Wind Power Project Amayo

October 2009

Negotiations between Amaya S.A. and the Energy Ministry for renewing permits and licenses came to an end.

Sources close to the negotiation process told newspaper Prensa that the consortium desisted on continuing with the required paperwork.

The same source also informed that "...the license for Amayo II was officially canceled, and that a 50 MW concession was granted to company Eolo.

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".

"Sources from the energy Industry ...

Aeolian energy plant comes online in Nicaragua

December 2008

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

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.

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