In the fall of 2001, officials of the National Energy Commission of Nicaragua review of a pilot study of the options for rural electrification in three communities were. Rural electrification was an important theme in Nicaragua for 40 percent of the population, especially in rural areas, was without power. Many of them lived too far from the main high voltage power easily be served with network expansion. The consultants recommended subsidizing mini grids by small hydropower plants to se powered by … Read more »

In the fall of 2001, officials of the National Energy Commission of Nicaragua review of a pilot study of the options for rural electrification in three communities were. Rural electrification was an important theme in Nicaragua for 40 percent of the population, especially in rural areas, was without power. Many of them lived too far from the main high voltage power easily be served with network expansion. The consultants recommended subsidizing mini-grids powered by small hydropower plants to serve villages and individual solar energy systems for isolated rural households. HKS case number 1705.3
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Shiekh Tahir,
Jose Gomez-Ibanez
14 pages.
Release Date: 18, August 2008. Prod #: HKS483-PDF-ENG
Rural Electrification in Nicaragua (shortened) HBR case solution