Costa Rica’s ICE to promote geothermal power

Costa Rica's state energy company ICE has said it will conduct a study to promote the use of geothermal energy as a way to compensate for the unreliable generation from its hydropower facilities, a result of changing rainfall patterns.

The study will analyse how variations in climate affect energy production and will be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank.

According to a report in La Nacion, 78 per cent of Costa Rica’s energy sources are affected by changing weather conditions.

The country's president, Laura Chinchilla, recently said Costa Rica generates more than 90 per cent of its power from clean energy sources - a trend the government wishes to continue.

For more Geothermal Power news.

For more Latin America news.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...