El Salvador: Electricity Rate Up 8%

Starting Jan. 12 the electricity bill will increase between 8% and 8.4%.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The increase will not affect households with consumption lower than 99 kilowatt hours a month, according to Abraham Bichara, President of AES El Salvador.

"The General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), Luis Mendez, will make the increase official, before it comes into effect," reports the article in Elsalvador.com.

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