The Reventazón Hydroelectric Plant has an installed capacity of 305.5 MW project and was developed by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), Costa Rica’s national energy company. ICE built the Project between 2012 and 2016, with the financial support of national and international banks, it is currently the largest hydroelectric plant built in Central America.
The PH Reventazón is located in the lower basin of the Reventazón river, in the province of Limón and flows into the Caribbean Sea. ICE completed the construction of the PH Reventazón in November 2016 and began commercial operations in March 2017. During construction, ICE employed 2365 employees from local communities and 2135 from other locations of Costa Rica.
PH Reventazón is part of a cascade hydropower system in the Reventazón River. It is located downstream of other three hydropower plants (Angostura, Cachí and Río Macho) which are also owned and operated by the ICE Group.
The Protocol assessment at the Reventazón hydropower plant represents the first assessment carried out in Costa Rica as well as in the Central America and the Caribbean region.
The Protocol was applied in July 2017. The accredited assessors interviewed more than 100 stakeholders (national authorities, NGOs, local leaders, financial entities) regarding the construction of the Reventazón and reviewed extensive documentary evidence. Other important references for the assessors were the Safeguard Policies and Performance Standards of the multilateral banks.
Basic data of the Reventazon Power Plan