Nicaragua faces new round of power blackouts

Unión Fenosa, Nicaragua's leading electricity distributor, announced the reimposition of rationing. Fenosa blamed the energy crisis and the government's failure to deliver 60 megawatts generated by two recently acquired mobile plants.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

In all, 600,000 Fenosa clients will be affected by blackouts of between three and seven hours. The blackouts will be rotated by region and time. "They will last as long as the energy crisis lasts, and who knows how long that will be," a Fenosa spokesman said.

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