Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Geothermal Energy in Nicaragua

Nicaragua supports the development of renewable energies, especially wind power with wind turbines of Suzlon and Vestas, but also photovoltaic solar power and geothermal energy.

Nicaragua Resource Area Locations (Courtesy Ram Power)

Nicaragua will include 36 MW of geothermal energy to the national grid later this month. The 36 megawatts are part of the 72 megawatt geothermal energy field generated by the San Jacinto-Tizate, located in the municipality of Telica, province of León and the Pacific volcanic chain of Nicaragua.

Those 36 megawatts of renewable energy that will come in the next few days to the national grid will mean a decrease in fuel consumption.

In the second phase of the San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal energy project, to be concluded in late 2012 or early 2013, will generate another 36 megawatts, for a total of 72 new megawatts, bringing the energy savings will be up to 80 million dollars annually.