• Nicaragua
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Province of Riva
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 15, 2020
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Wind Farm Electrical Generation Company
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.12 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 0.10 MLN
Converted using 2020-09-16 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2020

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Project Description


Wind Farm Electrical Generation Company of 23MW,is located in the department of Rivas, 129 kilometres south of Managua, capital of Nicaragua. The project generates 94 GWh/yr, contributing with 13% of the country's wind generation.


The project's aim is to support the client in expanding the humanitarian efforts they have extended to the community by a) providing adequate and reusable medical protection equipment to 1500 health professionals serving the clinics in the Rivas community, b) providing 40,000 people from the community with cleaning supplies and face masks and c) implementing a communication campaign within the community regarding the implementation of preventive measure.


The current situation in Nicaragua is quite critical without any governmental support. Therefore, the impact would be high given there is currently no adequate medical equipment in health care centres. Further, the local communities are extremely poor and if the project would not take place, there is no other way they would get any support. Their level of vulnerability is quite high and more so in a country where the government is not taking any preventive measurements, so the project targets vulnerable communities and healthcare workers of clinics.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors
  • Wind Farm Electrical Generation Company (Contractor)
Contact Information


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Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW). A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: