Colombian EPM is interested in wind energy in Costa Rica
Aug 4, 2014 - Colombian state-run utility group Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) is interested to invest in power projects in Costs Rica, including wind power, Costs Rica's vice president, Helio Fallas, said after a meeting with EPM managers last week.
The company is also interested to acquire expertise in geothermal energy generation from Costa Rican utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Fallas said, quoted by local media.
EPM is a major power, water and gas utility in Colombia's Antioquia department. Last year the company acquired the 110-MW Los Cururos wind power project in Coquimbo region, central Chile. The wind farm should start operations this year.
EPM already has a 19.5-MW wind plant in Colombia's La Guajira department.
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