The state power company said that it plans to have a new, $59 million electrical control center finished by next year. The site is in Santo Domingo de Heredia.
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad said that its current control operations are in Sabana Norte but that the space in Heredia will be more strategic. The money is mostly from the InterAmerican Development Bank, the firm said.
The center will provide work for 200 employees, it added. The technology will be the latest, said the firm.
The Sabana facility came online in 1983 and the equipment there is past specified useful life, said the firm known as ICE.
The firm said that a stable electrical grid can attract more transnationals to Costa Rica and that the new center will be important in transferring power to other Central and Latin American nations.