Types of residential rates, with their respective rate breakdown

Modification Rate applies to Monday 01 Monday of the 2018

Published in Reach N ° 167 of Friday 21 of September of the 2018

(Rate includes CVC)

Residential Rate Horary T-REH

This rate is exclusive for residential customers served at low voltage and consumption greater than 200 kWh per month, in the entire area served by the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz, SA

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Service characteristics:

a. Service voltage: low voltage, one phase, three wires, nominal value 120 / 240 volts.
b. Measurement: A single system, composed of a three-phase single-phase meter, with multi-tariff register.

Modification Rate applies to Monday 01 Monday of the 2018

Published in Reach N ° 167 of Friday 21 of September of the 2018

(Rate includes CVC)

Energy charge Cost of each kWh
Period Consumption of 0 to 300 kWh

From Point: From 10: 00 to 12: 30 and from 17: 30 to 20: 00

0-300 block every kWh

¢ 152,43

Valley: From 6: 01 to 10: 00 and from 12: 30 to 17: 30

0-300 block every kWh

¢ 63,21

Night: From 20: 00 to 6: 00

0-300 block every kWh

¢ 26,03
Period Consumption of 301 to 500 kWh

From Point: From 10: 00 to 12: 30 and from 17: 30 to 20: 00

301-500 block every kWh

¢ 173,50

Valley: From 6: 01 to 10: 00 and from 12: 30 to 17: 30

301-500 block every kWh

¢ 70,63

Night Period: From 20: 00 to 6: 00

301-500 block every kWh

¢ 29,75
Period Consumption greater than 501 kWh

From Point: From 10: 00 to 12: 30 and from 17: 30 to 20: 00

Block Greater than 500 every kWh

¢ 205,73

Valley: From 6: 01 to 10: 00 and from 12: 30 to 17: 30

Block Greater than 500 every kWh

¢ 83,05

Night: From 20: 00 to 6: 00

Block Greater than 500 every kWh

¢ 38,43

Return to Residential Rate Horary T-REH

Residential Rate T-RE

For residential consumption throughout the distribution system of CNFL SA Residential is understood as the service for room houses or apartments that exclusively serve as accommodation. It does not include cabins and recreation areas, hotels, hospitals, hospices, combined house services, etc., nor apartment buildings served by a single meter.

Modification Rate applies to Monday 01 Monday of the 2018

Published in Reach N ° 167 of Friday 21 of September of the 2018

(Rate includes CVC)

Consumption blocks
Block of 0-30 kWh Fixed Cargo ¢ 2.156,10
Block of 31-200 kWh every kWh ¢ 71,87
Block of 201-300 kWh every kWh ¢ 110,30
Block greater than 300 each additional kWh ¢ 114,02

Return to T-RE Residential Rate

Social Preferential Rate T-CS

Applicable strictly to all those clients that belong to any of the following sectors:
Pumping of drinking water:
Exclusively for the consumption of energy in the pumping of drinking water for the aqueduct service.
Education:
For the following educational centers, belonging to the state public education sector: primary education schools, special education schools, secondary education colleges (academics and technicians), university colleges, universities and public libraries, including facilities that are exclusively dedicated to the state educational activity, for which restaurants, sodas, residences, etc. In spite of being in the name of educational entities, they will not enjoy this rate.
Religion:
Exclusively for church temples, any other activity not directly related to the religious cult will be excluded from the tariff.
Protection of childhood and old age:
Homes and nursing homes, asylums for disabled people, day care centers promoted by the State and public homes for children, all of the above mentioned charitable and non-profit.
Persons with ventilatory support at home due to transient or permanent respiratory disability:
Users who require electrical equipment for direct assistance in the breathing cycle, which includes the supplement of one or more of the following parameters: oxygen, pressure or respiratory rate. They must be prescribed through the Pneumology Services Clinic and Respiratory Therapy Unit of the National Children's Hospital or another equivalent hospital center.

Modification Rate applies to Monday 01 Monday of the 2018

Published in Reach N ° 167 of Friday 21 of September of the 2018

(Rate includes CVC)

Consumption blocks
Consumption less than or equal to
3.000 kWh every kW
Minimum 30 kWh

¢ 81,80

Customers with consumption of
energy and power
Energy Consumption kWh Block 0-3000 kwh ¢ 141.300,00
Block greater than 3.000 kWh per kWh ¢ 47,10
By power consumption kW Block of 0-8 kW Fixed Cargo ¢ 61.003,36
Block greater than 8 kw ¢ 7.625,42

Return to Social Preferential Rate T-CS

Tribute to Firemen

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 Customers with Residential Rate

Amount Energy (in colones) x 1,75%

Calculation for non-residential customers with consumption greater than 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%

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T-AP Public Lighting

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.

Modification Rate applies to Monday 01 Monday of the 2018

Published in Reach N ° 167 of Friday 21 of September of the 2018

(Rate includes CVC)

For each kWh consumed ¢3,55

Variable fuel cost (CVC)

The Variable Cost of Fuel (CVC) is a methodology approved by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) since July 2014, for the extraordinary adjustment of electricity service rates in order to offset the costs of thermal generation by the Use of petroleum-based fuels by ICE, especially in the dry season. With this methodology, increases in electricity generation and distribution rates are foreseen, allowing adjustments to be made automatically to the tariffs of the electricity generation system of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). These adjustments, made each quarter, generate direct variations, increases or decreases in billings and applies to all subscribers or users of the 8 distribution companies in the country.

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  • Phone:

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  • Ext:

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