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Nicaraguan renewable energy alliance RENOVABLES makes strides

RENOVABLES alliance pushing for change
RENOVABLES working hard on policy change
By Lal Marandin -- The RENOVABLES alliance and the Ministry of Energy and Mines set up two ad-hoc work groups to address improvements that the Alliance requires be made national legal norms on Renewable Energy production and distribution in Nicaragua. The first ad-hoc work group addressed the unfair legal status of small hydro producers and concessions. The second was a think tank on how to implement feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and focused on a pilot experiment for net metering. 

The work session involved representatives of the relevant expertise within RENOVABLES and Representatives of the Ministry at the Department Director level.  

blueEnergy has been key in the RENOVABLES alliance's creation and growth, with bE Managua Director, Lal Marandin, serving as Secretary. 

Minister of Energy and Mines, Ing. Emilio Rappaccioli welcomes RENOVABLES and pledges his support to work in partnership.
From left: E. Rappaccioli, Marlyng Buitrago (of Prolena, President of RENOVABLES), Lâl Marnadin (of blueEnergy, Secretary of RENOVABLES), Jaime Munoz (of AsoFénix, Vice-President), Ing. Donald Espinosa (Secretary general of the Ministry of Energy) and Roberto Sosa (Board Member of RENOVABLES).

RENOVABLES alliance welcomes its first Executive Driector
By Lal Marandin -- On November 22nd the RENOVABLES alliance hired Ms. Dinora Sandino, its first ever Executive Director who was selected amongst 170 candidates. 

Dinora has an extensive experience in the non-profit sector, and has worked the last decade with CARE in Nicaragua on a wide range of development projets.
Welcome Dinora!

RENOVABLES meets with partner HIDRORED
By Lal Marandin -- Rafael Portal Escobar, from Practical Action Peru and member of HIDRORED, visited the offices of RENOVABLES for a very productive work session on November 22nd. The Ministry of Energy and Mines (Mr. Rolando Reyes) also attended. 

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