Costa Rica surpassed 98% of renewable generation in its Sistema Eléctrico Nacional (SEN) – National Electric System – for the fourth consecutive year. As of Wednesday, October 3, electricity from water, wind, geothermal energy, biomass and the sun has accounted for 98.15% of the total produced in the country. (See infograph below).
Wind source becomes second in contribution after water
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) – Costa Rican Institute of Electricity – projected that, for the rest of the year, the thermal backup will be used at a minimum or that it will not even be necessary. This will lead to the accumulated percentage of renewable generation remaining above 98%.
ICE says that the reservoirs – Arenal, Cachí, Reventazón, Pirrís, and Angostura – have been vital to