Wind energy in Costa Rica: new wind farm

The province of Guanacaste, an area where the winds blow strong, is hot for investors interested in wind farms, reports (Jan. 3, 2013).

In Tilaran, Guanacaste, thereare already five wind power plants with wind turbines in operation.

One is owned by the state run Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), and the other four are owned by private businessmen.

Jovel Arias, mayor, said that because of the prevailing wind conditions in the area, “there are many investors interested in developing wind farms,” adding that “the Tilawind wind farm is also underway, having already had its environmental impact study approved. … We have three projects: one in Tierras Morenas, another on the way to Quebrada Grande, which is called Mandela I and Mandela II, to be developed by construction company H Solis.

This same company will install the plants Lebanon Iand Lebanon II, which are currently in the planning phase”, said themayor. He added that currently the only impediment to the development of all these projects is that ICE refuses to make more room for this type of electricity.