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Costa Rican energy efficiency program.



INTRODUCTION. Background. Methodology. PROGRAM DESIGN ISSUES. Overview of technical/economic potential studies. Tariffs and tariff reforms. Barriers to DSM Investments. Income levels, first costs, and life cycle costs. Length of payback periods. Capital shortages and alternative priorities. Energy and other costs. Lack of competition in the marketplace. Landlords and tenants. Lack of information. Absence of efficiency standards. Customer inconvenience and downtime. Summary of discussion concerning barriers. Other program design issues. Legal constraints. Infrastructure constraints. Financing and incentive mechanisms. Summary of discussion on financing and incentives. Conclusion. DSM PROGRAMS. Prioritization of DSM Programs. Targeting end-uses for DSM. Recommended action plan by sector. Residential sector. Industrial sector. General sector. Additional recommendations: not specific to customer class. Conclusion. TECHNICAL ADDENDUM. Attachment to technical addendum.

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Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA

Grettel Ruiz Matarrita

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