Guatemala: Increase in Electricity Rates

Since May 1, increases of between 0.04% and 5.8% in the non-social tariffs of the distributors Eegsa, Deocsa and Deorsa have been put into effect.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From a statement issued by the National Energy Commission (CNEE):

The National Electric Energy Commission (CNEE) reports current rates for the quarter from May to July 2017.  This rate adjustment is calculated based on power purchases made by the Distributors, EEGSA, DEOCSA and DEORSA during the months of January to March 2017. Therefore, the electricity distribution tariffs of these distributors, which will be in force from May 1 to July 31, 2017.

Read full report on new rates (in spanish).

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The National Commission of Electric Energy (CNEE) reported that last year energy tariffs increased between 5% and 7% in the three largest distributors: Eegsa, Deocsa and Deorsa.

Guatemala: Stability in Electricity Tariffs

February 2016

Non social tariffs for the period February-April 2016 represent for the EEGSA a reduction of 2%, while for DEOCSA and DEORSA there are no variations.

From a statement issued by the National Energy Commission (CNEE):

This rate adjustment is calculated based on power purchases made by the Distributors, EEGSA, DEOCSA and DEORSA during the months of October to December 2015.

Guatemala: Reduction in Electricity Tariff

January 2015

In the tariff schedule from February to April and the EEGSA Social Rate and Non Social rate will go down by 10%, rates for Energuate and Deocsa will go down by 1%, and rates for Deorsa will go down by 7%.

With this adjustment, the new rates per kW / h will be; for EEGSA, $0.19, Deocsa $0.26, and Deorsa $0.25.

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