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Geothermal Energy in Nicaragua

Geothermal Prospects in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is endowed with a substantial geothermal potential that is connected with the active volcanic cordillera along the Pacific coast.

Geothermal power generation began in 1983 with the startup of the Momotombo plant, which now (2000) has a capacity of 70 MW. A second geothermal field (San Jacinto- Tizate), discovered in 1993, has at least 25 MW of power potential confirmed by deep drilling.
Two other areas have been investigated to the pre-feasibility level, and another 6 identified in a preliminary way.

>> Development of a Geothermal Master Plan for Nicaragua


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