The nation’s rate-setting agency has rejected a petition from the Cartago utility providers for a 12 percent raise in electricity.
The request was rejected because there were inconsistencies in the paperwork that was presented, said a report from the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos.
Cartago has its own utility firm, the Junta Administrativa del Servicio Eléctrico Municipal de Cartago, which serves about 89,000 subscribers, said the price-setting agency.
The increase would have meant a 1,400-colon (about $2.60) increase for the average home user, said the agency. The junta most likely will revise its documents and make another application.