Costa Rica News – After many years of delays, as is the case with most projects that are done by Costa Rican government entities, the inauguration of the ICE and JASEC Toro III hydroelectric project will take place Thursday. How long the plant will run before problems? Who knows.
The plant is located in Marseille, Venice, San Carlos, Alajuela and will generate 46 megawatts (MW) of electricity for over 50,000 families.
Power is divided between the two institutions and the system will inject JASEC from ICE plant located in Paraiso de Cartago.
For JASEC manager, Oscar Meneses, the project will contribute to electricity production at a key moment for the country.
The president of the organization, Alfonso Víquez, adding that this institutional effort will almost double the power generation capacity it currently has available.
Meanwhile, Rolando Rodriguez, mayor of Cartago, JASEC president when he signed the agreement with ICE, said the Cartago community in particular will benefit immensely from this project.
“With this infusion of greater power generation will continue to maintain the lowest rates of country,” he said.
The plant was financed through a trust fund with the Bank of Costa Rica and the implementation was left to the firm Consultores en Infraestructura GIP Ltda.
The project cost $188 million and was delayed due to expropriations.