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Renewables take a bigger share in Central American energy

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Central America's energy map is increasingly being dominated by decentralized projects of private investment rather than the public-sector projects of yesteryear.

At the end of December 2016, the installed capacity of the eight nations of the Central American Integration System (SICA) amounted to 20,237 megawatts. Some 54 percent of that total consisted of renewable energy.

The following year, however, new projects added 1,659 MW, and 79 percent of that was renewable.