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Costa Rica hosts technical exchange mission to promote sustainable energy knowledge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

• Activity is carried out under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) framework.

The Ministry of Environment and Energy through the Secretariat of Planning of the Energy Subsector (SEPSE) and the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS), conducted a technical mission in the province of Guanacaste aimed at promoting the exchange of knowledge in geothermal, wind and solar energy.

The activity is part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) framework and is an opportunity for Costa Rican experts to share their experiences, knowledge and lessons learned with the National Directors and Electricity Department Heads from Caribbean and Central America Energy Ministries. The technical mission includes visits to the Tejona wind farm, the Miravalles III geothermal plant and the Miravalles solar park.

The meeting aimed to provide information and practical experiences on the measures that Costa Rica has been adopting to diversify its energy matrix as well as the technical knowledge required to take advantage of its native resources. Costa Rica stands out internationally for generating most of its electric power through renewable resources which includes a population electricity coverage of 99.4%. The Costa Rican experience in renewable energy serves as a model for the deployment of innovative systems developed based on solutions adapted to the specific needs of each country. The dialogue between participants and experts seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas to promote a modern, integrated and resilient energy infrastructure.

In addition to the technical exchange mission, Costa Rica will host the Second Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2020 ECPA Ministerial Meeting.