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.

ICE reserves the right to award full or partial offers until completing a 50 MW block, as well as the right to declare the tender void if none of the offers received suit its interests, satisfies the bid criteria or if there seems to be collusion of interests or a lack of competition.

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State Wind Energy is Three Times More Expensive

December 2012

In the tender for energy from clean sources convened in Costa Rica, private wind generators offered a kilowatt hour at $0.0830.

The cost per kilowatt hour generated at the wind farm belonging to the public National Power and Light Company (Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz or CNFL in Spanish) is $0.22.

New Wind Power Plant in Costa Rica

January 2010

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute inaugurated the wind power plant Guanacaste, capable of 49.5 megawatts.

It is located 30 kilometers north of Bagaces, Guanacaste, and employs 55 wind power turbines.

"The work was executed under the BOT financing scheme (build, operate and transfer) by company Planta Eólica Guanacaste S.A.", reported Nacion.com.

Spanish Company to Build $124 Million Wind Farm

November 2011

Acciona Energía will construct and operate the 49.5 MW wind power plant in Chiripa, north west Costa Rica.

The energy company was awarded the contract as a result of an invitation to tender held by Costa Rica's state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider (ICE).

Costa Rica: 49 MW Wind Farm Starts Operation

July 2014

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.

From a statement issued by ACCIONA Energy:

ACCIONA Energía has put the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm into commercial service, the company's first in Costa Rica.pa

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