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Honduras builds hydro plants for 1,000 megawatts

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The Parliament of Honduras approved the construction of five hydroelectric schemes that together will generate 1,000 megawatts. Three of them will be built by a Chinese company.

The government and Sinohydro of China signed an agreement in September on the plans to build the three plants on the Patuca river. The total generating capacity of Honduras is some 1,400 megawatts at present. The country’s leading hydroelectric plant, El Cajón, is the largest in Central America at 300 megawatts.

Original source (in Spanish): Efe