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November 23, 2021

Momotombo, Nicaragua

By Carmen

Momotombo is a 77.5MW geothermal power project. It is located in Managua, Nicaragua. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1983.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 77.5 77.5 Active Managua, Nicaragua Ormat Technologies


The project was developed by Ormat Technologies.

The geothermal site has in total 16 number of wells. Out of this 12 are production wells and remaining 4 are injection wells.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1983.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to DISNORTE-DISSUR under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years.

Contractors Involved

Momotombo (Momotombo Unit 1) is equipped with Ansaldo Energia turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 35MW nameplate capacity.

Momotombo (Momotombo Unit 2) is equipped with Ansaldo Energia turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 35MW nameplate capacity.

About Ormat Technologies

Ormat Technologies Inc (Ormat) is a provider of renewable power and energy solutions with focus on geothermal and recovered energy generation. The company designs, develops, builds, owns, operates and stores power generation plants. It manufactures, distributes and sells products to generate geothermal electricity. The company also designs, manufacture and sells power units that generate electricity from recovered energy or waste heat. Ormat offers geothermal power generation equipment, completion of power plants on turnkey basis for developers, utilities and industrial customers. It sells electricity through long-term purchase agreements. The company operates in Latin America, Asia, East Africa and Europe. Ormat is headquartered in Reno, Nevada, the US.


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