Costa Rica: Tender for 10 MW of Solar Power

The state run power company is preparing a contest to award two private plants with a contract for the supply of 5 MW solar power each.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

From a statement published in the Official Newspaper of Costa Rica, La Gaceta :

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) wishes to communicate to those interested in participating in the sale of electricity generation, under Chapter I of Act No. 7200, using photovoltaic solar plants, that the call for the selection process thereof will be published as soon as the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) defines and publishes, the reference rates for these power plants.

In accordance with the provisions of Regulation Chapter I of Law No. 7200 Act, Executive Order No. 37124-MINAET, the only companies to be considered in this process are those with projects to build new solar plants who have a valid declaration of eligibility on the day of publication of the notice.

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Rates for Solar Energy in Costa Rica

April 2015

The tariff proposal of the Public Services Authority for large-scale solar power generation establishes that plants of more than 1 MW can sell each Kw / h between $0.0751 and $0.1794.

From a statement issued by the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP)

ARESEP proposes rates to promote solar generation

Reopening of Distributed Solar Program Ruled Out

March 2015

Even though a few days ago the possibility was announced of reactivating the pilot plan that allowed solar generators to connect to the grid, the state power company has clarified that Costa Rica will not run the scheme again.

The pilot plan for distribution of solar energy ended on February 6, and although several generators have insisted on its reactivation, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has reported that it will not pursue the matter further. Now they must wait for the Ministry of Environment and Energy to publish the regulation of licenses and permits and connection fees and monthly network access, a task that corresponds to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Panama: Solar Energy Tender

June 2014

Approval has been given to the contest for a power supply contract with solar power plants for the period 2017-2036.

From a statement issued by the National Authority of Public Services Panama:


"... APPROVE the bidding document submitted by Power, SA (Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A.

Photovoltaic Plant in El Salvador

February 2013

The tender conditions are available for prequalification for the installation of a photovoltaic plant of 14.2 MWp.

From an article published by The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River:

The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River reported that the conditions for prequalification for the project for the installation of a photovoltaic generation plant with an estimated capacity of 14.2 megawatts peak (MWp) in the vicinity of "Central Hidroeléctrica 15 de Septiembre ", will be available until March 7, 2013.

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