Distributors mismanage 24-hour circuits
Santo Domingo.- A State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) report reveals that the energy distributors (EDES) mismanage the 24 hours circuits, which are those whose low energy losses allow them to obtain continuous service.
The report says despite that a circuit which meets the requirements shouldn’t have any blackouts, the distributors fail to comply, and “becomes one of the most heavily weighted variables in the deficit of electricity,” and each year cost taxpayers more than US$1.2 billion. The 2012 subsidy was US$1.28 billion.
These data also show that some 1.2 million users of the around two million in the customer database don’t pay the service.
The CDEEE report says there are 243,518 customers in the three distributors’ 24 hour circuits, which don’t qualify because of their losses surpass 10%.
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