Costa Rica to double wind power generation in coming years
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Costa Rica to double wind power generation in coming years

L. Arias - November 17, 2015

Costa Rica is on track to double the amount of wind power it generates in the coming years. The launch of operations in October of the Orosi…

Benefits of solar energy on display at 2-day San José expo
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Benefits of solar energy on display at 2-day San José expo

L. Arias - November 14, 2015

Members of the Costa Rican Association of Solar Energy (ACESOLAR) will showcase the benefits of solar energy at the second annual Exposolar 2015 fair, held Nov. 20-21 at San José's Antigua Aduana.…

ICE could sell surplus electricity to neighboring countries
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ICE could sell surplus electricity to neighboring countries

L. Arias - April 10, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) asked the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to outline a plan to sell its electricity surplus to Central America’s Regional Electricity Market…

Construction of Central America’s biggest hydroelectric dam is nearly finished in Costa Rica
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Construction of Central America’s biggest hydroelectric dam is nearly finished in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

Workers from the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Thursday finished placing the last layer of rock and earth that will support the Reventazón hydroelectric project, which when completed will become…

ARESEP announces pricing proposal for consumer-generated electricity
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ARESEP announces pricing proposal for consumer-generated electricity

Fabiola Pomareda - October 8, 2014

In the ongoing process to provide all electricity consumers in Costa Rica the ability to generate energy from small-scale renewable sources and exchange it on the national…

Delays, excuses and gripes mark approaching deadline for distributed electricity generation in Costa Rica
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Delays, excuses and gripes mark approaching deadline for distributed electricity generation in Costa Rica

Fabiola Pomareda - September 29, 2014

Despite Costa Rica’s talk of its commitment to promoting consumer-based renewable energy sources to produce electricity, the country is lagging in its efforts. One setback involves the…

Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects
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Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects

L. Arias - August 18, 2014

A delegation led by President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday will meet with representatives of the Japanese government to sign a $550 million loan to finance the…

Right of Reply: No geothermal projects underway in Costa Rica’s nat’l parks
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Right of Reply: No geothermal projects underway in Costa Rica’s nat’l parks

Alejandro Masis Cuevillas | Director, Guanacaste Conservation Area - August 6, 2014

The following right of reply responds to the story “Guanacaste geothermal expansion could eliminate the need to burn oil for electricity in Costa Rica,” published July 31,…

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang offers President Solís a plan to optimize energy use
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Tico astronaut Franklin Chang offers President Solís a plan to optimize energy use

L. Arias - May 20, 2014

Former NASA astronaut and Tico scientist Franklin Chang Diaz on Tuesday met with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís to deliver a series of proposals aimed at…

Costa Rica opens the door to more renewable energy generation
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Costa Rica opens the door to more renewable energy generation

Corey Kane - April 3, 2014

Small-scale energy production, such as solar panels, saw a regulatory hurdle removed, and its growth could help combat late dry season energy rationing and reduce the country’s…