Santa Ana, Costa-Rica Wind Turbines. In the first quarter of 2016, 15.6% of energy was produced through wind power.
Santa Ana, Costa-Rica Wind Turbines. In the first quarter of 2016, 15.6% of energy was produced through wind power. Photo sites.psu.edu

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica has been able to generate 97.14% of it electricity from renewable sources in the first quarter of the year, according to the Central Nacional de Control de Energia (National Energy Control Centre).

Hydro electric (water) is at the top of the generation source, with 65.2%; followed by wind with 15.6%; geothermal with 13.7%; biomass with 2.2%; and solar with only 0.2%.

Only 2.86% of electricity was produced through non-renewable sources such as hydrocarbons.

As to water, despite the extreme dry conditions, water levels at reservoirs has been good. At the Arenal, Angostura and Reventazón the levels have exceeded estimates, while at Cachí and Pirrís, it has been very close to optimal.