• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Electricity rates to go up starting July

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 the rate increase is due to the fact that providers have had to use bunker- and diesel-powered plants during the past quarter to cover a 6.6 percent increase in energy demand.

ARESEP published the new rates in the official daily La Gaceta this week.

Customers of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) will pay the highest increase. Starting next month, the basic monthly rate will be 5.5 percent higher.

On the flip side, residents of Los Santos in Southern San José, and who get their electricity from Coopesantos, will actually see a 1.2 percent decrease in their monthly bills. See the full list of new rates below.

ARESEP approved the new rates to compensate electricity providers for ₡7,993 million ($14.5 million) spent during the previous quarter to purchase fuel.

You may be interested

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles Costa Rica
Costa Rica
12 views
Costa Rica
12 views

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2021

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook much of Costa Rica at 9:33 a.m. on Friday, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of…

Travelers from Costa Rica must quarantine in France
News
18 views
News
18 views

Travelers from Costa Rica must quarantine in France

AFP and The Tico Times - May 14, 2021

France said Friday that it had ordered a mandatory 10-day quarantine for arrivals from four additional countries in a bid…

Annual romería, Catholic pilgrimage to Cartago, canceled again
Costa Rica
2262 views
Costa Rica
2262 views

Annual romería, Catholic pilgrimage to Cartago, canceled again

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2021

The traditional romería, an annual pilgrimage of Catholics to the Costa Rican city of Cartago, has been canceled for the…

The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate