Electricity rate hikes put on hold

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Problem is the Hike was not 9%, as they said, Hike was in a lot cases 100% and more.

They said 9%. What they failed to say was 9% on every hike calculated from the previous hike (multiplier). What was costing 4.40 pesos per kWh, after the hikes were over in few years was to cost 12 to 14 pesos per kWh.
 

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But what should the real cost be?
Cost of operations plus an allowance to maintain current equipment and a sinking fund for planned capital improvements.
Where can those numbers be found?
 
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But what should the real cost be?
Cost of operations plus an allowance to maintain current equipment and a sinking fund for planned capital improvements.
Where can those numbers be found?
Remember, roughly 40 to 50% of all electricity produced is lost. Inefficient transmission (about half of loss), and free electricity (another half of loss).
 
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Remember, roughly 40 to 50% of all electricity produced is lost. Inefficient transmission (about half of loss), and free electricity (another half of loss).
Ok, the number goes into memory.

Users of electricity need to pay 2 times the amount we actual use plus Cost of administrative operations plus an allowance to maintain current equipment and a sinking fund for planned capital improvements.
So what is that number?
Without it we cannot know how much we need to pay.

The companies that generate electricity are owned by the government.
There is no need to factor in profit margin.
We should only be paying for the true costs.
 

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Ok, the number goes into memory.

Users of electricity need to pay 2 times the amount we actual use plus Cost of administrative operations plus an allowance to maintain current equipment and a sinking fund for planned capital improvements.
So what is that number?
Without it we cannot know how much we need to pay.

The companies that generate electricity are owned by the government.
There is no need to factor in profit margin.
We should only be paying for the true costs.
I seriously doubt that we will ever know or be able to know the true number. It's not just as simple as looking at income vs expenses or assets vs liabilities. How many of the supplier contracts are padded with an extra 40% or maybe even 100%? How many phantom employees? It would take an army of auditors months to figure this stuff out.
 
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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).
 

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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).
Don't know anything about rates but do want to say I've been here close to 4 years and never had AC. Ceiling and/or column fans only. Never have a problem.
 
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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).

How long is a piece of string?

I'll put a ballpark out there of 30 dollars a month
 
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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).
Depends where you are and how much you're using the a/c. If you're in Punta Cana and only using it to cool your bedroom off a few hours before bed, probably $100 usd/month. If it's a new a/c unit you could probably run it all night and only pay $100 usd/month.
 
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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).
Depends on how many hours per day you run the AC. Likely $45 to $90 dollars if you use the AC 12 hours a day.
 

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1. You must first pay your bill.
2. Then you file a complaint with your electric company.
3. If you are happy with the answer they give you you are done, if not proceed
4. Goto PROTEMCOM with the answer from the electric company and file a complaint with them.

Make decision based on the amount of the bill and how much your time is worth to you.
Much success to you ‼️
If you read the news, at least those using EDESUR will get automatic refunds.
I don't know about the other EDE's.

When my wife was at the Cabarete Edenorte office there were people there that wanted to rip out the managers throat. They were SUPER PI$$ED OFF.
It is long passed time these incompetent corrupt people were not involved in the electric (and water) utility business.

Our bill didn't go up nearly as much as others are complaining about. Just what the new higher rates caused.
 

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Problem is the Hike was not 9%, as they said, Hike was in a lot cases 100% and more.
I have no idea how people were hiked up 100% or more. I would like to see copies of the before and after bills on that.
Our increase was based upon the rate differences, not some doubling as others have seen.
 

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Ok, the number goes into memory.

Users of electricity need to pay 2 times the amount we actual use plus Cost of administrative operations plus an allowance to maintain current equipment and a sinking fund for planned capital improvements.
So what is that number?
Without it we cannot know how much we need to pay.

The companies that generate electricity are owned by the government.
I don't think this is true for all generators of power. A few may be totally government owned and run. Others can clarify this point who are in the know.
There is no need to factor in profit margin.
We should only be paying for the true costs.
The government runs the power distribution companies in many parts of the DR. The EDE's for example, like EDENORTE for me.
That is how they are able to be so corrupt and have so many people not pay and stick it to those that do, while doing little to make
up for the losses in transmission and theft all along paying themselves wonderful salaries.
 

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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).
I have a client in a 1 bedroom apartment who seems to use a/c all day. Her bill is about $90 a month. I would start off with a fan and only get a/c if you find you can't live without it.
 

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If you read the news, at least those using EDESUR will get automatic refunds.
I don't know about the other EDE's.
My bill did not go up at all.
EDEESTE
I am usually too busy enjoying my life here in the 🇩🇴 to bother with reading the news.
But, I am trying to figure out how reading the news would help me or provide me with any useful information in this case.
But thank you for the recommendation.

EASTSIDE!!
 

Yourmaninvegas

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May I ask the wise men of this forum to estimate how much the average monthly cost for an average 1 bedroom apt, work from home with A/C?

If it is shocking, I'm getting a fan (I'm not in DR yet).
Remember if you are renting here in the Dominican Republic the owner might not have installed a A/C unit.
Then you would also incur the expense of purchase and installation of the unit.