Costa Rica will add 800 MW from renewable energy sources to the grid within the next three years, according to Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad’s National Plan to Expand Electric Generation for the 2014-2035.

The plan relates to seven wind projects and 12 hydropower ones, totalling the 800 MW.

The projects are under construction in various parts of the country and range in capacity size from 3.4 MW up to 307 MW, Energias Renovables reports.

Fifteen of the projects are being developed either by private generators or cooperatives.

The hydro projects include Chucas, Torito, Capulin, La Esperanza de Atirro, Monte Verde II, Consuelo, La Perla and Bijagua, while the wind farms are Chiripa, Orosi, Tila Wind, Campos Azules, Altamira, Vientos de Miramar and Vientos de la Perla.

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