Costa Rica achieves an annual wind power output of 1.512 gigawatt hours


The institute stated that Kostarica has already registered a new annual margin for six weeks for the conclusion of the flight, which is higher than in 2017 when it was 1,287.68 gigawatt hours.

"The support of our five regulatory tanks allows the efficient use of variable sources such as the wind and the sun," said Luis Pacheco, director of the ICE Electricity Company, Luis Pacheco.

In this way, for the second consecutive year, the wind will become the second most important source in the Costa Rican electricity matrix. To date it represents 15.2% of the generation in 2018, the second only in water in hydropower plants with 74%.

January was the month of the largest generation of winds this year, with 202 gigawatt hours, and in October the lowest production was 70.62 gigawatt hours.

In almost a decade, the state has strengthened its wind production. In 2009, Costa Rica registered 326.18 gigawatts per hour; in 2012, it was 528.38 gigawatts per hour, and in 2015 it reported 1.079.51 gigawatts per hour and by 2018 it reached a record value of 1.512.65.

There are 16 wind power plants operating in the national territory, totaling 386.62 megawatts of installed capacity: 2 in the province of San José (center) and 14 in the province of Guanacaste (Northern Pacific).

Costa Rica was the first Latin American country to include the wind in the parent company in 1996.

The authorities expect that, by the end of 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, Costa Rica will exceed 98% of the electricity produced from renewable sources.

This is achieved by the diversity of its electrical matrix, which combines five sources throughout the year and according to their availability in the environment.




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