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November 23, 2021

Las Pailas Geothermal Power Plant, Costa Rica

By Carmen

Las Pailas Geothermal Power Plant is a 97.5MW geothermal power project. It is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2011.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 97.5 97.5 Active Guanacaste, Costa Rica Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad


The project is developed and owned by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

The geothermal plant is of hybrid type.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 2011.

Contractors Involved

Initec Energia was selected to render EPC services for the Las Pailas Geothermal Power Plant (Las Pailas II).

Las Pailas Geothermal Power Plant (Las Pailas I) is equipped with Ormat Technologies turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines, each with 21MW nameplate capacity.

Las Pailas Geothermal Power Plant (Las Pailas II) is equipped with Mitsubishi Power turbines.

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.


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