• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Six companies to offer cleaner, cheaper energy during dry season

February 21, 2013

The state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Thursday announced they will grant permission to six private companies to generate electricity in the country.

Companies were selected from an initial list of 28 that participated in a public bid last year, and the final decision was made by taking into account lower costs offered for the implementation of the projects, ICE said in a press release.

The companies will develop four wind farm projects and two hydroelectric projects that will generate 137 megawatts, enough to supply the average consumption of 225,000 homes.

The electricity provided will help meet energy shortages during Costa Rica’s dry season (December-April) and will help reduce the use of oil-generated energy.

A national law (No. 7,200) stipulates that 15 percent of the country’s electricity requirements can be generated by private companies.

You may be interested

Video: Heavy rain provokes flooding in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
221 views
Costa Rica
221 views

Video: Heavy rain provokes flooding in Turrialba, Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 23, 2021

Heavy and persistent rainfall throughout Costa Rica provoked significant flooding in the canton of Turrialba on Thursday afternoon. This video…

CNE places all of Costa Rica under weather alert
Costa Rica
223 views
Costa Rica
223 views

CNE places all of Costa Rica under weather alert

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2021

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Thursday placed Costa Rica under weather alerts due to heavy and persistent rainfall. A…

Costa Rica will receive 250,000 more vaccines today
Costa Rica
45 views
Costa Rica
45 views

Costa Rica will receive 250,000 more vaccines today

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2021

Costa Rica will receive 250,000 more Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech on Thursday night, authorities said. "Tonight, we expect to receive…

The Tico Times | Top Costa Rica News, Travel, Culture and Sports