Cachí hydro facility reaches 50 years

The state power company is marking the 50th birthday of its Cachí generating facility that went into service May 7, 1966.

This is a project by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad. Since 1966, the plant, based in the province of Cartago, has seen a major increase in its capacity. When it began, it was designed to produce 32 megawatts.  Now the plant has a capacity of 160 megawatts.

The hydro facility has a concrete dam 148 meters (about 486 feet) long and 75 meters (nearly 250 feet) high on the Río Reventazón.

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