Costa Rica: Projects for Reforming Electricity Sector

The Government introduced two projects, looking for opening the electricity sector.

Friday, August 21, 2009

One of them is a framework law, and the other is for strengthening the sector's institutions.

"With these projects, they intend to concentrate electricity regulation, which is currently disperse. They also intend to open the sector, as it was done with telecommunications", reported El Financiero's website. "Additionally, it should allow more investment".

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