Honduras’ national company Energia Electrica (ENEE) and the US-based firm pHp Energy International have signed an agreement to install a mini-hydroelectric system with a 4 MW capacity.

This will be an addition to the El Nispero hydroelectric plant, located in the northwest of the country, according to a report by Energias Renovables.

The mini-hydro plant is expected to begin operations next year.

According to Roberto Martinez Lozano, general manager at ENEE, the technology used for the plant “is highly innovative and it will serve as a testbed for Honduras and many countries in the world.”

Honduras has experienced an energy shortage in the west of the country and this additional capacity will help mitigate this problem, Martinez Lozano said.

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