Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say
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Costa Rica prepared for this season’s harsh weather, energy officials say

L. Arias - February 26, 2017

Despite harsh climate conditions, there's no need to worry — yet — about the ability of Costa Rica's hydroelectric plants to support the country's energy needs, the state-run…

Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter
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Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter

L. Arias - December 22, 2016

The sustained decrease in the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in recent months resulted in lower electricity rates that will apply for the next quarter. The Public…

Costa Rica to end year with mostly renewable electricity sources
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Costa Rica to end year with mostly renewable electricity sources

L. Arias - December 16, 2016

The state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that most of the electricity so far this year came from renewable sources. The agency said in a statement that…

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…

Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project
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Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project

L. Arias - August 31, 2016

Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste. Representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency…

Costa Rica’s electricity mostly from renewable sources in 2016
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Costa Rica’s electricity mostly from renewable sources in 2016

L. Arias - April 16, 2016

Despite severe drought conditions across most of the country, 97 percent of electricity generated during the first three months of this year came from renewable sources, the…

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

Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April
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Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April

Lindsay Fendt - March 23, 2016

Starting on April 7, Costa Rica's power companies are expected to offer price structuring for net metering in homes and businesses, allowing consumers to save on energy bills…

Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in January
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Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in January

L. Arias - December 17, 2015

Stable fuel prices expected next year will come with lower electricity rates as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Thursday dismissed an increase in rates requested by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute…