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Engineers and technicians visit a rural hydroelectric plant in northern Nicaragua. First published by IEEE Spectrum Magazine.

How Nicaraguan Villagers Built Their Own Electric Grid

On a dirt road high in Nicaragua’s northern mountains, a small knot of men and two precocious young boys uncoil electrical cable from the back of a pickup truck. Other workers swing machetes at overhanging tree branches. Along the cleared shoulder of the road, another crew tightens a cable on a freshly planted utility pole. Continue reading

Engineers and technicians visit a rural hydroelectric plant in northern Nicaragua. First published by IEEE Spectrum Magazine.

Nicaragua’s Bottom-Up Rural Electrification

Luís Euxebio Irías Calderón is the operator of a small hydroelectric power plant in the mountainous coffee country of northern Nicaragua, and he’s singing a song he wrote about turbines and transformers, to celebrate the arrival of electricity here in his remote corner of the country.

This radio report first aired on NPR’s Here and Now in partnership with IEEE Spectrum: [html] [mp3]. See the related magazine feature here: [html] [pdf].

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Photo samples

Here is a selection of my published photos:

Here are photos that demonstrate more of my range (and various mountain ranges…):

And these stories all feature photos of mine: here.