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    2017 - 2021

    Plan Nac. Desarrollo Turístico


New Record: Costa Rica celebrates 300 consecutive days of 100% Renewable Energy.


According to the data from The National Center of Enery Control, Costa Rica has now added 300 consecutive days of producing its energy from renewable sources for 2017.

To date, 99.62% of national electricity production comes from its five renewable sources (water, geothermal, wind, biomass and sun), the highest proportion since 1987.

Since May 1st 2017,, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has not resorted to thermal backup to generate power. This year, 78.26% of electricity came from water, 10.29% from wind, 10.23% from geothermal and 0.84% from biomass and sun.

In 2015, the country registered 299 days of 100% renewable production, while last year the cumulative reached 271 days. This year, with six weeks to go, it has already reached 300 days.

This figure had never been registered in the country and it is still necessary to add what was generated in the month December, in which an increase in the speed of the winds is expected.


Instituto Costarricense de Turismo