Enel Green Power has begun construction of the 50-MW Chucas hydropower project in Costa Rica, parent company Enel said in a statement.
The hydro project spans provinces Alajuela and San Jose and will generate 219 GWh annually.
Chucas is due to be completed mid-2013 and will increase Enel's capacity in the country to 105 MW. The company's current capacity in Costa Rica comes from hydro (31MW) and wind (24MW).
In the region, Enel Green Power also is building the 84-MW Palo Viejo hydro project in Guatemala.
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