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Nicaragua makes strides in electrification and efficiency

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Nicaragua has been making international headlines for its ambitious goal to achieve energy independence by the end of the next decade.

But already the government is making important advances on two other fronts in the country’s energy revolution: energy efficiency and rural electrification.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines this week unveiled a $17 million program to put energy-saving florescent bulbs in 36,000 public street lamps around the country as part of an effort to save approximately 35 megawatts of energy per hour. That’s roughly the amount of energy consumed by 20,000 homes, according to the government.

Source: Nicaragua Dispatch