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January 5, 2022

Ventanas-Garita, Costa Rica

By Carmen

Ventanas-Garita is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Virilla 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 1987.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Alajuela, Costa Rica


The project is currently owned by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad with a stake of 100%.

Ventanas-Garita is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.66 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 220m. The project generated 508 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1987.

Contractors Involved

Fuji Electric supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 54.1 MVA.


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