Electricity rates to go up starting July
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Electricity rates to go up starting July

L. Arias - June 28, 2016

Costa Rica's Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that electricity rates for all but one of the country's providers will go up starting next month. The agency said…

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…

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…

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…

Deadline approaching for Costa Rica to set distributed generation fees
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Deadline approaching for Costa Rica to set distributed generation fees

Lindsay Fendt - November 18, 2015

Bright sunshine isn’t anything new to Costa Rica, but broad, consumer-based distributed generation solar power soon will be, following the recent publication of an executive decree on…

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.…

Central America panel seeks ways to slash region’s sky high electricity prices
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Electricity costs
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Central America panel seeks ways to slash region’s sky high electricity prices

Larry Luxner - May 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the United States, electricity costs 10¢ to 12¢ per kilowatt-hour (kwh), while in Costa Rica, it’s 15¢ per kwh and considerably higher in Honduras…

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…