Inquiries for Electricity Law in Costa Rica

The Legislative Assembly´s special commission to study the new proposed electricity law began work by identifying which entities will be consulted.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

According to the article in, these entities are:

- Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications
- Regulatory Authority of Public Services
- Power Company
- Costa Rican Association of Power Producers
- Association Rural Electrification
- Municipal Services companies
- Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprise (UCCAEP)
- Costa Rican Association of Large Energy Consumers (Acograce)
- Chamber of Industry
- Camera Retailer
- Chamber of Tourism
- Power Company Labor Union

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