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January 11, 2022

Cariblanco, Costa Rica

By Carmen

Cariblanco is an 87.941MW hydro power project. It is located on Sarapiqui river/basin in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2007.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 87.941 87.941 Active Alajuela, Costa Rica Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad


The project is developed and owned by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad. The company has a stake of 100%.

Cariblanco is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.34 million cubic meter. The project generated 330,000 MWh of electricity. The project cost is $170m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2007.

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Contractors Involved

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Litostroj Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 45MW nameplate capacity.

Koncar Generators and Motors supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 51.73 MVA.

About Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is a electricity company which generates power through hydro, geothermal, wind, biomass and solar sources. The company’s service offerings include engineering and design, underground, civil, metal, mechanical and electro-mechanical works; operation and maintenance of electric generation plants, supervision, inspection, online payment and other related services. It also develops smart grids and electric mobility solutions. ICE offers fiber optic networks, satellite communication platforms and high-speed underwater connections. The company also offer services such as voice, data and communication services through fixed and mobile telecommunication networks. It provide services to residential, business, private and public organizations. ICE is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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