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Request Service New Three Phase Electric Power Supply

Profile of the Procedure (Associated with Law 8220) and Gazette No. 157, August 18, 2014.

 

1. General Aspects

Description of the procedure:

New service whose power supply is given from two or three transformers with line-to-line voltages in 240, 416 or 480 volts. It can be provisionally for the construction stage.

Binding Documents: Standard "AR-NT-SUCOM" Supervision of the commercialization of electricity supply in low and medium voltage "

Other provisions:

- Electrical Code of Costa Rica for the Safety of Life and Property.

- Table of Annual Depreciation Percentages of the General Directorate of Direct Taxation, of the Ministry of Finance.

- Term of resolution: 8 business days once the technical requirements have been met.

- Cost of the procedure: It is calculated according to the tariff defined by the ARESEP

2. General Considerations

This procedure can be done:

- CNFL Branches and Agencies

Any capable person may request services and carry out procedures on behalf of the applicant, client or user, through authorization granted in accordance with article 283 of the General Law of Public Administration or special, general or general power of attorney. The institution will keep the original of the authorization, the special power of attorney and the certifications of the general and very general powers of attorney, will deliver a copy of the authorization and the special power of attorney to the authorized or special attorney, as appropriate, and will indicate which acts have been executed.

In the same way, you can contact our free call center 800-ENERGIA (800-3637442) or through the chat center where our executives will be clarifying any questions related to the procedure.

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3. Administrative Requirements

In accordance with the Law 8990 of the 27 / 09 / 2011, which modifies the Law N ° 8220 "Protection of the citizen from the excess of requirements and administrative procedures", as established in his article 4, proceeds to publish the update of the requirements for the procedures related to the electric power supply service, provided by the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz, SA (CNFL)

Description of requirements for Electric Services that apply to public road sectors in which the CNFL has electrical-energy availability:

- We remind you that you must abide by the new electrical code contemplated in Decree No. 36979-MEIC.

- Regulation of Officialization of the Electrical Code of Costa Rica for the Safety of Life and Property.

3.1 General Requirements.

For natural person:

- Original identity card for nationals, in case of being foreigners they must present documents that prove their permanence in the country, either: residence card, temporary residence permit, refugee card, pensioned resident card or rentier resident card, territorial asylee card.

For legal entity:

- Original legal status (no more than one month after it was issued).

- Original identity card of legal representative, in case of being foreigners they must present documents that prove their stay in the country, either: residence card, temporary residence permit, refugee card, pensioned resident card or rentier resident card, territorial asylee card.

3.2 Specific Requirements:

- Documentation that evidences being the registered owner of the property, written authorization of the owner or demonstrating possession management.

- Provide a NISE number (Service Identification Number).

- Provide the number of "Application for Sealing of Electrical Plans" issued by the Federated College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica (CFIA), for the request for provisional service connection; In case of change to definitive service, provide original document of "Receipt Certificate" issued by the same entity, referring to the presentation of the electrical plans.

3.3 References

- Telephone number, exact address by province, canton and district, email, postal box of the person requesting the service or, in the case of companies, its qualities, including its legal identity card.

- Cancel the guarantee deposit approved by the Regulatory Authority of Public Services corresponding to the requested service, it is made when it is attended at the window.

- Location, contract number or service meter number.

- In the case of new single-phase and three-phase services, provide the location of the contract number or meter number of the nearest neighbor's service.

- Copy of identity card and authenticated letter of authorization and / or special, general or general power of attorney for whoever presents to process (in case the service subscriber is not the one who presents to carry out the process or if he is a representative of the company) .

- Daily service (except in the case of new single-phase and three-phase services).

- Signing of the application and / or corresponding acceptance contracts (in our agencies).

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3.4 Technical Requirements

- Visit the following link: National Technical Regulation ARESEP

Remember to hire the Engineer of your confidence to advise you adequately with the fulfillment of these requirements.

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