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Project information

Upgrating of electricity tariff structure for Costa Rica

J.P. Chaves

January 2019 - April 2019

Funding entity Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

Participated by Grupo Mercados Energéticos Consultores


The objective of this project is to support Grupo Mercados Energéticos Consultores to identify the criteria and long-term methodologies for the definition of electricity tariffs for Costa Rica. In order to reach this objective, different aspects are analyzed:
-structure of the Costa Rican electricity system
-consumption patterns for the different kind of consumers,
-separation for the different activities and division of costs,
-technological challenges that the sector is experiencing such as the distributed generation, in self-generation mode as well as owned by distribution companies,
-definition of tariff groups and exemptions of consumers groups
-tariffs components and new possibilities that smart meters provide, among other aspects


Tarifas-Costa-Rica