Honduras gives green light to geothermal project

The Honduras parliament has approved the construction of a geothermal power plant in the district of La Union, in the department of Copan, northeast of the country, Energias Renovables reports.

The geothermal power plant, once operational, will have an installed capacity of 35 MW and an average yearly production of 297 400 MWh.

The project will be awarded via a bidding process and the winning developer will have the rights to utilize the energy produced and generate profits from it.

However, the local energy authorities have made one condition, and that is the developer must respect the environmental conditions of the Platanares dam.

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