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Ombudsman opposes Costa Rica electricity hikes

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Officials from the Costa Rican Ombudsman’s Office attended a public hearing at Aresep, the public services regulator  to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by the state-owned power utility, the CNFL.

CNFL’s customer base encompasses most of the Greater Metropolitan Area, including San José and parts of Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago.

The agency filed two rate petitions in March that, if approved, would apply in two stages. A 26.6 percent increase would apply between July 1 and December 31. Starting in January, rates would be 13.75 percent higher than they were before July.

Source: The Tico Times