Nicaragua: Prices for Renewable Energy

From May 26 a new pricing benchmark will come into effect for the development of energy generation using renewable sources.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The information published on the website of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Nicaragua indicates prices in $ per MWh as a reference for the development of renewable projects.

Source Minimum Maximum
Wind 66 80
Geothermal 74 92
Biomass 93 102
Hydroelectric from water stream 93 107
Hydropower from reservoir 90 99
Solar 103 118



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