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Easing investment barriers : Nicaragua's renewable energy potential (English)

Today Nicaragua's economy faces a triple squeeze: high power prices, power shortages, and increased costs for imported fuels. Despite the country's economically-viable renewable energy (RE) potential, risk-averse private investors prefer diesel power plants, with their low upfront costs. This note highlights lessons from the country's failed power-sector reform of 1998-99 and recent measures to ease barriers to RE investment.

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  • Author

    Mostert, Wolfgang

  • Document Date

    2009/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    48646

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Nicaragua,

  • Region

    Latin America & Caribbean,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Easing investment barriers : Nicaragua's renewable energy potential

  • Keywords

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Mostert, Wolfgang

Easing investment barriers : Nicaragua's renewable energy potential (English). Knowledge exchange series ; no. 12 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/622521468288978550/Easing-investment-barriers-Nicaraguas-renewable-energy-potential