The Americas: Nicaragua

Facing significant energy demand challenges and goals to diversify their electricity mix, regulators in Nicaragua sought to expand their regulatory capabilities while at the same time exploring how to establish a regulatory framework to encourage renewable energy development. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, NARUC engaged with the Nicaraguan Energy Institute (INE) in a partnership, utilizing expert volunteers from Texas and California.

U.S. and Nicaraguan regulators shared experiences on rate design, service quality, environmental issues and renewable energy deployment, and NARUC organized a study tour in California to explore renewable energy and energy efficiency. NARUC also facilitated training opportunities for INE staff on market monitoring and customer service.

At A Glance

Project Dates: 2008-2009 (Closed)

Partners: Nicaraguan Energy Institute