Nicaragua: Government Promotes Brito Hydroelectric Project

In a period of no more than four years the Government has set to have the hydroelectric dam on Rio San Juan built.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

With a $ 600 million investment, the Brito Project will become the largest source of electricity generation in the country by the year 2015, with a capacity of 250 megawatts.

Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports, "The Ministry of Environment of Nicaragua has renewed the license to a Brazilian business group for feasibility studies. However, the minister, Emilio Rappaccioli, already reported preliminary technical and financial information.”

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Costa Rica Inaugurates Cubujuquí Hydroelectric Plant

March 2013

Built with an investment of $65 million, the hydroelectric plant will supply 20% of demand in the north of the country, generating a total of 22.4 MW.

The Government of Costa Rica, inaugurated last Saturday the Hydroelectric Plant Cubujuquí in Horquetas de Sarapiqui, whose reservoir with a capacity of 320,000 cubic meters, represents an investment of $65 million for the Rural Electrification Cooperative of San Carlos (Coopelesca).

Nicaragua: Italian Company To Renovate Hydro Stations

September 2012

At a cost of $60 million, the Italian company Franco Tosi Meccanica will start renovating in January 2013 the "Central America" and "Carlos Fonseca" hydropower stations.

In December 2008, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $40.2 million loan for this project, which five years later looks set to materialize, now with additional funding from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE).

Nicaragua: $400 million for Energy Projects

November 2011

The company Albanisa will invest in the development of four power generation projects over the next four years.

These projects will provide about 250 megawatts of renewable energy.

The Venezuelan-Nicaraguan firm has already been granted permission to conduct feasibility studies to develop two projects for power generation using biofuel.

Hidroxacbal Hydroelectric Project Up and Running

August 2010

The $200 million renewable energy project in Quiché, Guatemala, is now operational.

The Hidroxacbal hydroelectric project will be managed by the Honduran group Terra and will contribute 94 megawatts to the Guatemalan power grid.

"Fredy Nasser, Terra Group president, said that the investment is one of the largest sources of energy in the region and a crucial element of the country's hydroelectric development," reports Prensalibre.com.

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