Unions request dialogue table with minminas because of energy tariffs increase

Unions request dialogue table with minminas because of energy tariffs increase

Following the latest Danish report on the costs of the electricity service and in which the The Caribbean things didn’t go well, several statements have been made about the tariff issue and the need to find a solution to mitigate the impact on the community’s wallet.

According to the entity, the cities with the greatest variation in electricity in the past year were Santa Marta, with 49.94%; Riohacha with 47.09%; Barranquilla by 44.42%; Sincelejo with 40.67%; Valledupar and Montería with 40.39% and Cartagena with 39.24%. All of these exceed the annual national average, which was 25.90%.

From the political to the economic and business spheres, they have stated that the current regulatory framework of the Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission (Creg) has “harmed” coastal residents to a great extent by the “exacerbated” tariff hike, a situation that – according to what they say – made the region less competitive and generated “great costs” for businesses and ordinary citizens.

For conservative senator Efraín Cepeda it is “unheard of” that he is still the Caribbean the “great victim of injustice and injustice” because of costs in the electricity service.

He stated that it is “urgent” to review the Creg formula to determine the rate. “This variant of the IPC is unacceptable, a very hard blow to the wallet”.

He announced that they, along with a group of parliamentarians, will propose a 3% surcharge to sectors that “are partly responsible for the 25% tariff increase in Colombia and 45% in the Caribbean”.

Source: El heraldo

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