The Regulatory Authority approved an increase in residential electricity rates charged by National Power and Light (ICE).
On average customers will pay 4.67% more in electricity.
This increase affects more than 500 000 families living in the metropolitan area.
For example, an average family whose consumption is 200 kwh will increase from 11 200 to 11 600 colones colones.
The street lighting service will go up 0.62% and this amount also charged in the bill of each customer.
The new rates will be effective upon its publication in the Gazette which is expected next week.
For this reason, the increase shall take effect from May