Utilities - Regional - All

On-line cell phone recharge

They typical approach when you are out of saldo in your cel phone is to go to the nearest pulpuria for a recarga. If, however, you are a regular Internet user, there are alternatives. They are generally billed as a way for your rich relatives in some other country to send you something but they work equally well for an in-country recarga.

Plans for electrical generation here

The print edition of La Prensa today 25 April has a large 20 page pullout "Nicaragua Eficiente" discussing the present & future electrical generation plans here. Good read - I don't see it online but it probably is there.

This would speed things up.

New invention would certainly speed up the new road construction from Tola.


Nationalization - confiscation

Kick 'em while they're down. Spain's economy is suffering due to its membership in the European Union; 50% of its youth are unemployed.

Yesterday, Mayday, International Labor day, President Evo Morales seized control of Bolivia's main power grid from a Spanish-owned company. He nationalized it "in the name of the Bolivian people as a fitting homage to the workers who fought for the recovery of our natural resources and basic services." (AP)

Requirements for digital network

I have been reading the TELCOR site and I think I need a translator. It's not a Spanish issue, it's a what do they really want issue. I am guessing no NL member knows the answers but maybe someone here knows someone who does or who to talk to or ...

I am looking at the idea if building a Spread Spectrum (espectro ensanchado) data network. Source: Estelí. Multi-point delivery. The equipment I intend to use is covered by Part 15 of the FCC rules in the US. That means no licensing is necessary in the US.

More investments in Nicaraguan energy program

The Inter-American Development Bank approved another $22 million loan to improve electricity service in Nicaragua as part of the National Sustainable Electrification and Renewable Energy Program (PNESER, for its initials in Spanish). This loan, the second since July 7, is expected to benefit 1.7 million Nicaraguans.

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Gas Natural Fenosa's AMR Meter Installs

GNF is suppose to start the install of AMR meters made by Conectisys Corp this month.Probably started this week.Anybody live in Managua and have had the new electric meters installed.Or anybody work for GNF and know the install dates and numbers. Rumor is first 500 and then probably 5000 per month after that.With Panama next on the list. Like to see a picture and verify that they are working.Conectisys stock price is low and would like to get in but really hard to verify info from Managua.

Regional Integration - SIEPAC getting closer

SIEPAC is the name of the transmission line that will connect the electrical grids of six Central American countries and Mexico. It had been discussed for over 30 years and has been in progress for approximately 15 years, a large part of that time required to change laws and create a regional electrical market. There are now plans underway to connect Columbia.

San Jacinto geothermal video

This project will eventually power 1 out of every 12 homes in Nicaragua.

Spanish version

Construction of SIEPAC Network Will Conclude this Year

Dry Anarobic Digestion of Waste

A friend's mailing list had an article about what is an atypical method of processing sewage sludge, yard waste and garbage called dry anarobic digestion. The email said it could better be called moist but as opposed to the more typical liquid methods. The project being initiated is for Palo Alto, California and is described on pagreenenergy.org. Peter Dreckmeyer, the ex-mayor of Palo Alto is involved and said:
Drekmeir says there are about 25 municipal-size "dry" plants worldwide,

EIB Loan to Improve Electric Grid

FinChannel.com reports that The European Investment Bank has granted a loan to Nicaragua to improve the electric grid.

switched claro turbo..to yoto

my claro turbo.used to work in waslala and la dalhia..last couple of times no service..asked the office in waslala.,,.signal problem..finally someone told me only 1gig..would work up there..so went to the claro office in managa..told them i want them to increase my 256speed to a mil.no charge or cancel my contract..becuse i got claro T.for waslala..they canceled my contract no charge..real happy with yoto..much faster and cheaper than my claro

AEI Closes Financing for Phase II Wind Project in Nicaragua

"The Amayo II wind project is comprised of 11 Suzlon S88-50HZ 2.1 MW wind turbines and is capable of producing a total of 23.1 MW of electricity. Combined with the Amayo I wind project (that has 19 turbines), the two phases have a total output of 63.0 MW representing almost 10% of available installed capacity. The projects are located in Rivas, a prime wind location with access to transmission lines along the southwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Output for both phases is fully contracted under long-term, 15-year PPA's with the local power distribution companies Dissur and Disnorte."

Infima Renovables signs contract for 40 MW wind farm in Nicaragua

From evwind.es, Sept. 20, 2010

Infima Renovables, the Spanish consultancy firm, signs contract for 40 MW wind power plant in the Isthmus of Rivas, Nicaragua.

On 10th September the Spanish wind energy consultant Infima Renovables signed a framework agreement for the outsourcing of part of building the wind farm of 40 MW La Fe, San Martin in Nicaragua.

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