Sunday 26 September 2021

Costa Rica Inaugurated Largest HydroElectric Plant In Central America

Paying the bills

Latest

Government will buy one million more covid vaccines for children and third doses in 2022

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado,...

Don’t forget the vehicular restrictions

QCOSTARICA - If you are out and about this...

UNA epidemiologist: “We are not better, we are less worse”

QCOSTARICA - The fact that the number of infections...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 26: “ODD” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Sunday, September 26, vehicles with...

Canadian airlines will start flying back to Costa Rica on October 2

QCOSTARICA - Four Canadian airlines will resume their flights...

8-year-old boy dies abruptly of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - An eight-year-old boy who had no risk...

Vaccinations face unfounded fears over AstraZeneca dosages

QCOSTARICA - The goal of immunizing 500,000 people over...
Paying the bills

Share

Reventazon hydroelectric dam is the secong biggest infrasctructure project in Central America after the Panama Canal and the largest of its kind in the region
Reventazon hydroelectric dam is the secong biggest infrasctructure project in Central America after the Panama Canal and the largest of its kind in the region

(QCOSTARICA) The Hydroelectric Plant located on the Reventazon River near Siquirres inaugurated last Friday as been classified as the second-biggest infrastructure in Central America after the Panama Canal and the largest of its kind in the region.

President Luis Guillermo Solis inaugurated the public work on Friday, in a ceremony that drew a crowd of more than 500 people.

- Advertisement -

The 305.5 Megawatt (MW) Reventazon dam will provide electrical energy to more than 525,000 homes, producing enough energy to possible even export to other countries in the region.

desplegable-ph-reventazon-2

The cost of the project by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the State power company, came at US$1.4 billion dollars and completed three months ahead of schedule. The plant was completely designed and built in-house by ICE and financed by local and international banks.

“It’s a source of pride today to deliver to Costa Rica the largest hydroelectric dam in Central America, managed and created with Costa Rican talent, an impressive work that positions us as a leader in socio-environmental management (…) This is what we as a country are capable of building,” ICE President Carlos Manuel Obregon said at the inauguration ceremony.

The Reventazon permits Costa Rica to maintain independence in electrical power and reach its carbon neutral goals in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

- Advertisement -

In 2015, Costa Rica generated up to 99% of its electricity from renewable sources: hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass and solar.

This year, the country has gone more than 150 days with 100% renewable electricity.

 

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Government will buy one million more covid vaccines for children and third doses in 2022

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, announced this...

Don’t forget the vehicular restrictions

QCOSTARICA - If you are out and about this weekend, keep...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.