Acciona puts online 50-MW wind plant in Costa Rica
Jul 16, 2014 - Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company Acciona (MCE:ANA) today said it had put on stream the 49.5-MW Chiripa wind farm, its first wind power project in Costa Rica.
The plant, worth USD 125 million (EUR 92.4m), has 33 turbines of 1.5 MW using Acciona Windpower technology and could produce over 200 GWh a year. Costa Rican utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) will purchase the electricity during 20 years.
Acciona and its local partner Grupo Ecoenergia hold 65% and 35% in the plant, respectively.
With a capacity to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 192,000 tonnes annually, Chiripa will help reduce the country's carbon footprint.
Costa Rica had wind farms with an installed capacity of 249 MW at the end of 2013.
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