Costa Rica News – Aresep is investigating the advances at the Reventazón hydroelectric plant.
It sent a delegation to visit to supervise and collect information regarding the progress made there on work meant to fix a leak as well as make an estimate of when operations could resume.
The focus of the tour was to calculate the level of progress so far in order to be able to estimate the restart date. Aresep similarly monitors all investment projects in the electricity sector.
The inauguration of the plant was on September 16, 2016. A crack and other damage was found causing the plant to close on February 15. It was originally thought that the repairs would take just three months.
But as we all know a 3 month project normally takes at least double in Costa Rica.
The severity of the crack forced ICE to extend the repair period. This was necessary to guarantee the safety of structures and useful life of the plant as well as the wellbeing of the communities in the area.