Country:Costa Rica
Year:2015 (October 15th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2015 (October 15th)
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE)
Legal References:Executive Decree N° 39219

The main objective of the Plan is to guide future development of the power sector in Costa Rica. Main renewable energy related objectives outlined in the Plana are to: 

  • Develop the Non-Conventional Renewable Energy National Program.
  • Develop renewable energy sources inventories for biomass and hydro.
  • Update the Electricity Generation Expansion Plan every 2 years considering new technologies and optimizing technical criteria.
  • Execute the renewable energy generation projects following the short and medium-term objectives outlined in the Generation Expansion Plan as indicated in the below table:


Targeted year

Annual renewable capacity additions

Short-term objectives (2015-2018)

2015 (Dec)

234.6 MW

2016 (Dec)

478.45 MW

2017 (Dec)

15.2 MW

2018 (Dec)

3.6 MW

Medium-term objectives (2019-2023)

2023 (Dec)

470 MW


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