Corporación Eléctrica Nicaraguense SA (CENSA)
José Leylao, general manager for Corporación Eléctrica Nicaraguense SA (CENSA), a privately owned electrical provider in Nicaragua, admits that after 40 years of power generation, nothing gives him more satisfaction than seeing the effect electricity has on families. “I cannot forget the happy faces of women and children when they first realize they have light and electricity in their houses,” Leylao admits.
The electrical engineer has been part of the Nicaraguan transition to privatize power plants that started to take shape in 1997. “CENSA was the first private company that started commercial production of electricity in Nicaragua,” Leylao explains.