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Costa Rica Regulation on Net-Metering (Technical standard for Planning, Operation and Access to National Grid)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 1 March 2018

The regulation AR-NT-POASEN-2014 established net metering for micro- and small renewable energy producers in Costa Rica. The regulation establishes two modalities of the net metering available:

  • “Simple” net metering, where monthly surplus is credited towards the next month, and after a year any surplus is cancelled;
  • “Complete” net metering, where yearly surplus is remunerated. A regulation defining the prices under the “complete” modality went into public consultation in March 2015.

The regulation also establishes individual and collective capacity limits for generators under net metering, depending on technical features of the grid.

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