Electricity rates: regulator says drop ’em, utility companies say raise ’em
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Electricity rates: regulator says drop ’em, utility companies say raise ’em

L. Arias - September 28, 2015

Electricity rates for Costa Rican consumers are likely to change next month, but whether they'll go up or down is anybody's guess. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP)…

Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates starting October
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Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates starting October

L. Arias - September 18, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved a drop in electricity rates for all generation and distribution companies that will take effect the last quarter of this year. Depending on…

Costa Rica’s main electricity supplier asks for big rate hike
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Costa Rica’s main electricity supplier asks for big rate hike

L. Arias - September 3, 2015

Costa Rica's publicly-owned National Power and Light Company (CNFL) is requesting an increase in electricity rates that, if approved, would raise basic rates for its customers by 36 percent.…

Consumers rejoice: Metropolitan water rates set to decrease on July 1
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Consumers rejoice: Metropolitan water rates set to decrease on July 1

L. Arias - June 29, 2015

In a couple days, customers of the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) – which services the San José Greater Metropolitan Area – will see a…

ICE to stop printing monthly bills
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ICE to stop printing monthly bills

L. Arias - June 3, 2015

Beginning Aug. 1, customers of the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE-kölbi) will no longer receive printed bills for landline phone service, Internet and cable TV. Instead, ICE will send electronic invoices,…

No electricity rate hikes, despite ICE request
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No electricity rate hikes, despite ICE request

L. Arias - May 13, 2015

Electricity rates will stay flat for at least two more months after the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) rejected a Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) request to increase rates by…

Costa Rica government works to normalize propane distribution after couple’s divorce causes supply lag
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Costa Rica government works to normalize propane distribution after couple’s divorce causes supply lag

L. Arias - May 8, 2015

Following orders from an administrative court, the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) restarted selling cooking gas Thursday to the country’s biggest distributor Gas Zeta, responsible for supplying just…

Regulatory Authority approves reduction in electricity rates
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Regulatory Authority approves reduction in electricity rates

L. Arias - March 19, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved reductions in electricity rates ranging from 7 to 15 percent starting April 1. The new rates will remain in place…

Electricity rates for ICE customers to increase in October
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Electricity rates for ICE customers to increase in October

L. Arias - September 26, 2014

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved a 3.7 percent increase in electricity rates requested by the Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE). The new rate was published in…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute rules out blackouts in coming months
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute rules out blackouts in coming months

L. Arias - July 17, 2014

Although the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) confirmed a drop in rainfall levels for the current rainy season, the Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE) has ruled out power outages later this year. A lack…