Costa Rica News – Recope has to pay ¢7,000 million (over $12 million) per case to ICE in compensation for damage caused by the late delivery of fuel meant to generate thermal energy.
The court has ordered the company to pay compensation, and has set the amount.
Because of Recope’s inability to deliver the gourmet bunker necessary for thermal generation on time, the use of diesel, a more expensive fuel, was forced. The issue has been in court since 2015.
The compensation relates to judgement 133-2016, based on an economic claim demanded back in March 2015, to cover the cost overrun of having to use diesel in the thermal production centers of Garabito, Orotina and Guápiles.
The fuel delivery days were between February 17, 2013 and April 5, 2013. Since April of last year, the Legal Director of ICE confirmed that when Recope cancels the claim, the money will be returned to customers via rates.