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    Electricity Pact may lead to job losses
    The executive vice president of the Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD), Circe Almanzar says that the Electricity Pact, which is now in the hands of the President of the Republic to sign, will come at a political cost for the government as some institutions in the sector will be eliminated while others will be transformed.

    In an interview on the television program D’Agenda, transmitted by Telesistema, Circe Almánzar said the role of the Dominican Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) will totally change when the Pact comes into operation and several of its current functions will be eliminated.

    She also said that among the organizations that would disappear are the Unit of Rural and Suburban Electrification (UERS) and the National Commission of Energy Policies. The role of the former would pass to the electricity distribution companies.

    She added that in respect to the National Energy Commission, the Ministry of Energy and Mines could take over that role, as there are too many institutions in the sector.

    She stated that there would be unified boards although the three distributors would remain as public companies.

    She said that as happened in the transport sector, there are too many institutions with a duplication of functions in the energy area.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/economia...ades-ML8519248

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    She said that as happened in the transport sector, there are too many institutions with a duplication of functions in the energy area.
    Duplication of functions is banana republic speak for people given jobs with no responsibility to do anything. "botella corrupción"

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    Government corruption reduced en La Republica? Tu 'ta loco 'manito? One can only wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Duplication of functions is banana republic speak for people given jobs with no responsibility to do anything. "botella corrupción"
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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Hopefully government corruption will be reduced in this sham of a "business":


    Electricity Pact may lead to job losses
    The executive vice president of the Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD), Circe Almanzar says that the Electricity Pact, which is now in the hands of the President of the Republic to sign, will come at a political cost for the government as some institutions in the sector will be eliminated while others will be transformed.

    In an interview on the television program D’Agenda, transmitted by Telesistema, Circe Almánzar said the role of the Dominican Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) will totally change when the Pact comes into operation and several of its current functions will be eliminated.

    She also said that among the organizations that would disappear are the Unit of Rural and Suburban Electrification (UERS) and the National Commission of Energy Policies. The role of the former would pass to the electricity distribution companies.

    She added that in respect to the National Energy Commission, the Ministry of Energy and Mines could take over that role, as there are too many institutions in the sector.

    She stated that there would be unified boards although the three distributors would remain as public companies.

    She said that as happened in the transport sector, there are too many institutions with a duplication of functions in the energy area.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/economia...ades-ML8519248
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    I read the sign above the Edenorte Office the first time I had a complaint : "abandon hope all ye who enter here". I did but still wish you the best of luck. Only one person I ever knew got the best of Edenorte and I married her.
    I really don't mean anything against your wife by what I am about to say, so please don't take it personally.

    My personal experience with Edenorte is that everyone they hire has to fail an intelligence test.

    Now, back to a situation we have. Our area is the last circuit I am aware of in Cabarete that does not have 24/7 power. We have been told that in December, the upgrades they have been doing over the past several months will finally allow us to have 24/7 power AND we will actually have 24/7 power such as that can be here. I tell them that if they simply left the power on all of the time, we would have 24/7 power now. They don't get it.

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    In the past 28 years in the campo near SFM we have 12 hours a day power. The day I shall see 24/7 I will be in the grave yard !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casino127 View Post
    In the past 28 years in the campo near SFM we have 12 hours a day power. The day I shall see 24/7 I will be in the grave yard !!
    The way that they have brought "difficult" areas to 24/7 power is by forcing the customers to use "pay-as-you-go" meters to get the level of payment up enough to leave power on all day. The most common reason for not being on all the time is because so much electricity is being stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    The way that they have brought "difficult" areas to 24/7 power is by forcing the customers to use "pay-as-you-go" meters to get the level of payment up enough to leave power on all day. The most common reason for not being on all the time is because so much electricity is being stolen.
    Can you please explain the term "pay-as-you-go"? Is this the same as simply paying your bill on time at the end of the month, or a pre-paid option based on historical prior usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    Can you please explain the term "pay-as-you-go"? Is this the same as simply paying your bill on time at the end of the month, or a pre-paid option based on historical prior usage?
    No, it's more like adding minutes to your phone if you have a prepago plan. You prepay your electricity, when the money runs out, no more lights.




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