Cariblanco is an 87.941MW hydro power project. It is located on Sarapiqui river/basin in Alajuela, Costa Rica. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2007. Buy the profile here.

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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.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2007.

Contractors involved

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad was selected to render engineering procurement construction 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.

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About Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), is an 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 provides services to residential, business, private and public organizations. ICE is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.