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A contract totalling $627,000 for the provision of software controls and energy storage for Energias Limpias De CentroAmerica (ELCA) as part of their Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) project has been awarded to CleanSpark.

The microgram company will provide software controls and energy storage to ELCA to support an industrial manufacturing facility in San Jose, Costa Rica. 

The solution will integrate a scalable 1110-kilowatt hours of battery storage paired with a 480-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, all driven by CleanSpark's mPulse controls platform.  The software will provide economic dispatch controls to maximise performance, as well as resiliency operations to back-up critical energy loads in the event of a utility disruption.

It is anticipated that the project be integrated and commissioned in the first quarter of 2020.  

In addition, ELCA is entering into a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreement with CleanSpark for continued support of the system.

The government of Costa Rica is actively supporting investment into sustainable electricity projects and last years signed a $500 million credit line with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support such initiatives.

"A national that produces 99% of its electricity with clean sources and that can take that to transport has to be a leader in the decarbonisation of its economy," President Carlos Alvarado said when signing the agreement.