RAE comes up with way to halt rise in ex­pired debts

Kathimerini English - - Focus - CHRYSSA LIAGGOU

The Reg­u­la­tory Author­ity for En­ergy (RAE) rec­om­mends lim­it­ing the num­ber of times con­sumers can change power sup­plier to put a stop to the rise in debts from un­paid elec­tric­ity bills.

The RAE plan, which was put up for pu­bic con­sul­ta­tion yes­ter­day, is the out­come of a de­mand to that ef­fect by the Pub­lic Power Cor­po­ra­tion, which is cur­rently owed 2 bil­lion eu­ros in ex­pired debts. A large part of that amount is owed by con­sumers who have cho­sen to avoid pay­ing their dues to PPC by switch­ing to al­ter­na­tive power sup­pli­ers.

One of RAE’s three pro­pos­als is for con­sumers with ex­pired debts to a com­pany to be blocked from chang­ing to a new one un­til they set­tle.

Once the con­sul­ta­tion is over, on Novem­ber 2, RAE will make its fi­nal pro­pos­als to the En­ergy Min­istry.

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