Globeleq inaugurates Nicaragua wind project

Globeleq inaugurated its 44 MW Eolo de Nicaragua wind farm in Nicaragua, which is located in the province of Rivas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, about 76 miles south of the capital Managua.

Using 22 x 2 MW Gamesa G90 wind turbines, renewable power is sold through two 20-year power purchase agreements to the national privately owned distribution companies.

Electricity generated by the Eolo wind farm is estimated at more than 178 GWh/year which is equivalent to about 7 percent of all of Nicaragua’s annual electricity needs, and is expected to displace about 110,054 tons of carbon emissions per year.

During construction, about 400 jobs were created with nearly 40 full time positions required for ongoing operation, including direct employees and sub-contractors.  Construction of the Eolo wind farm was completed ahead of schedule and within budget with first power being delivered to the grid in November 2012. The facility was successfully constructed using the technology and expertise of Gamesa Eolica S.L. which is also contracted to assist with maintenance of the facility. 

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