Wind Energy Plants in Costa Rica

La Gloria
Location: Guanacaste
Operator: Engie Latin America
Configuration: 55 X 900-kW E-44
Operation: 2008-2009
WTG supplier: Enercon
EPC: juwi
Quick facts: Construction of this windpark began in early 2008 and it went into operation in late 2009. The officlal opening was held in Apr 2010.

Photograph courtesy of juwi
Posted 21 Nov 2015

Location: Guanacaste
Operator: Inversiones Eelicas de Orosi Dos SA
Configuration: 25 X 2-MW G78
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: Gamesa
Quick facts: This WPP is near Quebrada Grande, 170km northwest of San Jose. Orosi wend comemmercial on 7 Sep 2015. The investor is Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Wind) Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Globeleq
Posted 21 Nov 2015

Location: Guanacaste
Operator: Plantas Eolicas SA
Configuration: 55 X 360 kW 33VM-S
Operation: 1996
WTG supplier: Kenetech
Quick facts: The owner is now Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Wind) Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
Posted 29 Dec 2003

Location: Guanacaste
Operator: Enel GreenPower
Configuration: 32 X 750 kW NM44
Operation: 1999
WTG supplier: Micon
Quick facts: This plant was developed by Energia Global International (later Enel GreenPower) with $24.3mn of loan and grant support from DANIDA, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, and a consortium of five Costa Rican banks led by Banco Interfin SA. EGI partnered with International Wind Corp and Aerogeneracion de Centro America for the project, whose output is sold to ICE under a 15yr PPA. The plant went online in Aug 1999. A Power Plant Trading Card was made for this plant.

Photograph courtesy of Enel
Posted 3 Dec 2011

Valle Central
Location: Santa Ana
Operator: Compania Nacional de Fuerza y Luz SA
Configuration: 17 X 900-kW E-44
Operation: 2012
WTG supplier: Enercon
EPC: juwi
Quick facts: In Aug 2010, juwi and its partners signed a contract for this WPP in Santa Ana. The site is at an altitude of about 1800m. In Dec 2012, the project was inaugurated by Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla.

Photograph courtesy of Compania Nacional de Fuerza y Luz SA
Posted 21 Nov 2015


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-Nov-2015