First wind farm in Nicaragua

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

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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.
Porter indicated that Amayo will come online in November and the hope is that it will generate 40 megawatts of energy, which represents a savings of $30 million in the annual petroleum bill (estimated at $400 million) in Nicaragua.

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Nicaragua: AEI Acquires 47.5% of Amayo Wind Farms

May 2010

Energy multinational AEI acquired 47.5% of wind farms Amayo I and II, which output 63MW of clean energy.

AEI bought a 47.5% stake in both the Amayo I and Amayo II wind farms from Texas-based Arctas Capital Group, AEI said in a written statement. It then bought an additional 47.5% interest in Amayo II from Guatemalan firm Centrans Energy Services.

Nicaraguan Businessmen Support Amayo Energy Project

September 2009

The Nicaraguan Council of the Private Enterprise asked the government to permit the expansion of project Amayo.

On August 20th, the government authorized Amayo to conduct feasibility studies for expanding the project. However, eight days after, it decided to cancel the permits, after realizing that the consortium had already started construction of the second phase of the project.

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."

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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