New hydro plant to join others online Thursday

The nation’s electrical generating firm will be inaugurating yet another hydro plant Thursday.

The facility is the Planta Hidroeléctrica Toro 3 located on the Río Toro near Marsella de Venecia, San Carlos.

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad already has two other plants in service at the river. The new plant can provide power for up to 60,000 homes, said the electrical and telecom firm.

The facility includes a well some 37 meters deep, a 4,744-meter tunnel and a pipe to feed the generators some 2,113 meters long. The location is west of Cariblanco and north of the Poås volcano.

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