Rural Electrification Policy of Nicaragua

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 2 May 2017

The documents establishes the Rural Electrification Policy in Nicaragua, which will serve as a guide for the State and will be implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The objective of the policy is to promote and facilitate the increase of the electricity coverage ratio in rural areas with adequate quality and reliability, in a sustainable manner and with a controlled impact on the environment. The use of renewable sources will be prioritised for the areas isolated from the National Interconnected Grid.

It suggests prioritizing the use of renewable sources in remote areas through subsidies, pricing structures, technical assistance, and planning,  as well as promoting local capacity for renewable energy project development at smaller scales. 

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