Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates
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Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates

L. Arias - September 27, 2016

The onset of the rainy season and the launch of two renewable energy projects have prompted a decrease in electricity rates for the next three months. Both situations allowed for…

Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid
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Costa Rica
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Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid

L. Arias - April 8, 2016

The pricing model for net metering, which will enable Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate their own electricity to store surplus in the grid, enters into force…

Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents
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Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates except for San José, Cartago residents

L. Arias - March 29, 2016

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday approved new electricity rates that mostly will benefit residents outside the Central Valley. New rates will apply starting in April and…

Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend
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Costa Rica
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Travel Alert: Route 32 through Braulio Carrillo closed over the weekend

L. Arias - March 2, 2016

The section of Route 32, the main road connecting San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, through Braulio Carrillo National Park will be closed this weekend,…

Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars
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Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars

L. Arias - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica ended 2015 with an impressive 98 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources. But the country is still highly dependent on fossil fuel consumption for transportation. Now the…

Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday
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Costa Rica
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Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

A new cold front expected to enter the country on Thursday will bring strong winds throughout most of Costa Rica, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday. Costa Rica weather forecasts…

Electricity rates to rise 19 percent in January
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Electricity rates to rise 19 percent in January

L. Arias - November 24, 2015

If you're a client of Costa Rica's National Power and Light Company (CNFL), prepare for a potentially big jump in your electricity bill next year. The Public…

Costa Rica to double wind power generation in coming years
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to double wind power generation in coming years

L. Arias - November 17, 2015

Costa Rica is on track to double the amount of wind power it generates in the coming years. The launch of operations in October of the Orosi…

Power and Light Company to phase out paper bills
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Power and Light Company to phase out paper bills

L. Arias - October 14, 2015

Costa Rica's National Power and Light Company (CNFL) on Wednesday will launch an 11-month plan to eliminate printed monthly electricity bills for almost all of its customers. Starting this week,…

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.…