Medium Voltage Rate b T-MTb

to. Application:

- Optional rate for customers served in medium voltage (1 000 to 34 500 volts), valid until December 2021, which will be subject to review by the Regulatory Authority, with customers having to commit to consume at least 1 000 000 kWh / month of energy and 2 000 kW / month of power, at least 10 of the last 12 months of the calendar year. If said minimum has not been met by the customer in the billing of the twelfth month, the kWh necessary to complement it will be added, to which the price of energy will be applied in peak period.

- For customers with a new service, they must comply with the restrictions of minimum power and energy consumption indicated in this application, but not in terms of compliance with the historical consumption of the 12 months.

- Customers who fail to comply with the previous sections will be reclassified in the T-MT rate and so that they can opt for this rate again, they must comply with what is indicated in point 1 of this application.

- Exclude from the condition of minimum power and energy consumption to customers who demonstrate compliance with the ISO 50001-Energy Management System certification and have performed energy efficiency actions.

Characteristics of the service: Supply of energy and power to medium voltage services classified as M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7 and M8, as specified in Article 26 of the regulatory technical standard AR-NT-SUCOM "Supervision of the commercialization of the low and medium voltage power supply".

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Tuesday, September 29, it was published in Scope N ° 256 of Gazette 239.

The Rate Modification that applies from Thursday, October 01, 2020.

(Rate Includes Variable Cost of CVG Generation)

Consumer blocks
Period Energy consumption per kWh
maxim Minimum
Energy Point ¢ 112,74 ¢ 109,00
Valley Energy ¢ 38,73 ¢ 37,44
Night Energy ¢ 24,86 ¢ 24,03
Period Power Consumption (kW)
maxim Minimum
Power Point ¢ 3.311,12 ¢ 3.201,19
Valley Power ¢ 2.311,48 ¢ 2.234,73
Night power ¢ 1.481,24 ¢ 1.432,07

* The above prices do not include tariff charges for public lighting, variable generation cost for public lighting (CV6), sales tax, or the amount of firefighters.

Tribute to Firefighters

It creates, as a complementary source of income for the operation and sustainable growth of the Costa Rican Fire Department, a tribute equivalent to one point seventy-five percent (1,75%) of the monthly invoicing for electricity consumption paid by each subscriber or direct consumer of electrical energy. The CNFL, as well as all the electricity distribution companies in the country, must collect the Firemen's Tax monthly from December, according to the 8992 law.
The tax of one point seventy-five percent (1,75%) will be applied from the first kilowatt hour consumed and up to a maximum of one thousand seven hundred fifty kilowatts per hour (1750 kWh). Subscribers whose monthly consumption is equal to or less than one hundred kilowatt hours (100 kWh) will not be subject to payment of said tax.
Any institution, company, company or similar that provides the electric power supply service will be the agent of perception of this tax. Every collection agent must transfer all of the money collected directly to the Costa Rican Fire Department, at no cost to the latter within the first ten business days for the total amount of tax collected in the previous month, in the media, the form and the conditions established by the Fire Department. This amount excludes the amount paid for sales tax.

Calculation for Clients

- With Residential Rate

Amount Energy (in colones) x 1,75%

- Non-residential with consumption exceeding 1.750 kWh

(Amount of Energy in colones ÷ total energy consumption) x 1.750 x 1,75%

TRB = (((₡ ⁄kWh) / kWh) * 1 750 kWh) * 1.75%

Public Lighting Cost

This rate must be applied to direct consumers of the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz, SA in the places, where by contract with the municipalities, take charge of the public lighting.

Tuesday, September 29, it was published in Scope N ° 256 of Gazette 239.

The Rate Modification that applies from Thursday, October 01, 2020.

For every kWh consumed ¢ 3,37

Variable Cost of Generation for Public Lighting (CV6)

Wednesday, July 1 was published in Scope N ° 162 of the Gazette.

The Rate Modification that applies from Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

For every kWh consumed ¢ 0,00

Variable Generation Cost (CVG)

For the rate modification established as of January 1, 2020, a change is made in the methodology, where it goes from Variable Fuel Cost (CVC) to Variable Cost of Generation (CVG).
The CVG is a component of the generation, distribution and public lighting rates that the Public Services Regulatory Authority (Aresep) sets for the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) and all distribution companies.
On August 14, 2019, ARESEP through the Energy Administration indicates in official letter OF-0966-IE-2019 that it establishes the procedure to be followed for the correct application of the Variable Generation Cost (CVG) tariff methodology.
In order to obtain the CVG values ​​for each quarter, three variables are taken into account: a) the cost of fuel produced by the generation with thermal sources; b) the amount of the commercialization of net energy in the Regional Electricity Market (MER) and c) the recognition for liquidation of previous periods.

Cost of Value Added Tax (VAT)

It is calculated on 13% of the following items (those that apply according to the rate you have):

Energy, Demand, Variable Cost of Generation (CVG), Variable Cost on Demand (CVD), Provisional Service, Low Power Factor and Transformation Loss; this depending on the colones billed and applies to all customers.

* Residential customers billing less than 280 kWH per month are exempt.

Contact Information

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