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Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica
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Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 2, 2017

An overload in the Central American Transmission System in Panama caused a power outage at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Costa Rica. It also partially affected power in Nicaragua, El…

Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL
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Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL

L. Arias - June 13, 2017

Officials from the Ombudsman's Office attended a public hearing at the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by…

Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath
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Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath

L. Arias - April 8, 2017

Chances of seeing a decrease in monthly electricity bills this year is not very likely for customers of the two main state-owned power companies. Over 700,000 customers…

Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016
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Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016

L. Arias - March 27, 2017

Homes and businesses that joined Earth Hour 2017 and turned off the lights on Saturday allowed Costa Rica save an amount of electricity equivalent to the average…

Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert
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Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert

Michael Krumholtz - March 23, 2017

Costa Rican authorities say they detained a suspected terrorist in the country Wednesday after receiving an alert from U.S. immigration officials. Pubic Security Minister Gustavo Mata said in…

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…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef
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Conservation
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef

L. Arias - January 24, 2017

Eight divers from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) are using waste material from the national electrical grid to build a structure expected to become an artificial reef. The institute reported on…

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…

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…

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