Costa Rica Invites Tenders for Wind Power Purchase
Costa Rica's state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider (ICE) is to buy up to 50 MW of wind energy.
Monday, September 13, 2010
ICE is to receive offers for wind farms with nominal potential of between 20MW and 50MW. Interested parties should submit bids including the project's financ, design, construction, inspection, set up, operation, maintenance and subsequent transfer to ICE.
In the tender for energy from clean sources convened in Costa Rica, private wind generators offered a kilowatt hour at $0.0830.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute inaugurated the wind power plant Guanacaste, capable of 49.5 megawatts.
Acciona Energía will construct and operate the 49.5 MW wind power plant in Chiripa, north west Costa Rica.
The "Chiripa" park in Guanacaste consists of 33 1.5 MW wind turbines and is operated by the consortium made up of the Spanish firm ACCIONA and Grupo Ecoenergía from Costa Rica.
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