Exactly 99.06% of the national power produced during the first quarter of the year comes from renewable sources, according to data from the National Energy Control Center (CENCE).
According to the cut between January 1st and March 31st, the water resource remains the main source of national power production, followed by wind, geothermal, biomass and solar energy.
The Costa Rican National Institute (ICE) anticipates that with the onset of the dry season, the flow of the rivers that feed the hydroelectric plants would decrease. However, it assures that the backup energy stored in the large reservoirs would guarantee the continuity of the service.
This criterion allows the country to maintain the stability achieved in 2015 and 2016, when in both years it exceeded 98% of renewable energy generation.