Nicaragua continues to diversify energy mix

Nicaragua’s state energy company Albanisa is progressing well in its efforts to create a more balanced generation mix as per government plans.
New projects in the pipeline will see Albanisa's increase its installed capacity by 288 MW, the report said.
The company's current output comes from the thermo plants Ernesto Che Guevara I-V and Hugo Chávez I and II, and has been granted a generation license for the 47.6 MW Ernesto Che Guevara VI plant.
The company has also secured provisional licenses to carry out feasibility studies for biomass plants, each with a 90 MW capacity, in the municipalities of Chinandega and León.
Albanisa is also looking to develop the 80 MW Alba Rivas wind farm. Feasibility studies are currently being conducted.
State oil company Petronic and its Venezuelan counterpart PDVSA created Albanisa in 2007 to promote energy projects in the Central American country.
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