Technical Information

Average wind speed

13 m/s (26 MPH)

Installed capacity

23 MW

Average annual generation

70,7  GWh

Commercial operations

1996

Off-taker

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)

PPA

15 year term, 20MW, with an adjustable base price. Allows firm power commitment and seasonal tariff.

 

Wind Turbine Information

No. of installed turbines

57

Unit nominal capacity

410 kW

WTG type

Kenetech KVS-33, 25m height lattice tower, variable pitch control.

Components

Three bladed rotor (16.5 m each), with two inverters and power electronics.

Land extension

~32 hectares (~79 acres)

Substation and transmission line

PESRL is connected to the National Interconnected System (SIN) at the Arenal Substation, through a 5 km, 34.5 kV transmission line.

 

Regulatory Information 

Legislation

Ley Nº7200, Ley de Generación Eléctrica Autónoma o Paralela.

Regulatory body

Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP)

Environmental regulator

Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (MINAE)