Minister highlights Nicaragua's achievements of electrification
Managua, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines, Salvador Mansell, highlighted the achievements of Nicaragua, which went from 54 percent of electricity coverage in 2006 to more than 97 today.
This transformation began with the National Plan drawn up in 2007 with the return of the Sandinista National Liberation Front to the government, Mansell pointed out during his presentation at the Details of the Moment TV program on the state channel.
To illustrate what the energy situation of the country was 13 years ago, Mansell, who is also the executive president of the Nicaraguan Electric Transmission Company (ENATREL) said that three-quarters of the generation was produced with fossil fuels.
This indicator exceeds currently 72 percents, according to data from the National Center for Energy Dispatch.
But the most notable achievement is the electrification of the previously forgotten autonomous regions of the Caribbean (North and South), where only the city of Bluefields received energy.
Mansell highlighted that currently coverage in the South Caribbean exceeds 98 percent and reaches 97.4 in the North Caribbean.
Such indicators exceed that of several of the 15 departments that make up Nicaragua.
An emblematic project in Nicaragua's energy development is the Siuna-Bilwi 200-kilometer transmission line (North Caribbean), which will be ready before the end of the year, the official said.
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