Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08252
The San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal prospect at the eastern end of the Telica volcanic complex has undergone intermittent exploration by a Nicaraguan-Russian consortium. During the 1993-1995 period, seven exploration-production wells were drilled in the San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal area. The wells had total depths between 724 and 2235 m and encountered temperatures from 264 to 289 degrees Centigrade. Subsequent development by Polaris Geothermal resulted in inauguration of the first 10 MW production well in June 2005.
Photo by Paul Kimberly, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).