Power bills double in many households

Dolores

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 20, 2019
9,786
1,329
93
Factura-EDEESTE-Issuu.png




The Superintendence of Electricity denied that the announced adjustment in tariffs is already in effect. The measure had been announced for implementation in November.



Nevertheless, consumers have received major increases of 100% or more in their billing. The increase in billing coincides with the peak consumption months of August and September.



The Superintendence had announced the new billing would go in effect as of 1 November 2021. The government had said the increases would be gradual, instated over a five year period.



Read more in Spanish:Diario Libre



15 October 2021

Continue reading...
 
Last edited by a moderator:

windeguy

Platinum
Jul 10, 2004
37,166
3,143
113
Since the rates have not yet changed, does that mean people who weren't paying are finally paying the old rates?
 

CristoRey

Silver
Apr 1, 2014
8,108
4,112
113
Wealthy Dominican's do not care.
Poor Dominicans certainly do. Just in time for Christmas. I recall a few months ago this administration claiming rates would not double over night, that it would be a gradual increase over the span of two years. If yall think cost are going up now, there's a major tax reform on the horizon and who's willing to bet instead of closing some these ridiculous loopholes, they'll just pile on more taxes?
 
  • Like
Reactions: chico bill

NanSanPedro

Nickel with tin plating
Apr 12, 2019
3,427
2,801
113
Ours has not after paying October 4. In fact it went down 100 pesos or so. We will see about next month.
 

Eugene_A

Sin Bin
Feb 12, 2021
354
275
63
Santo Domingo
My last electricity bill was

Cargo fijo RD$137.25

Energia 1205 kWh x RD$11.10 = 13,375.50

Total 13,512.75 pesos


I doubt that it will double, I am already paying the highest rate 11.10 pesos per kWh. But I will report here next month, if I will not get banned again earlier LOL.
 

JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
4,836
2,413
113
Ours has not after paying October 4. In fact it went down 100 pesos or so. We will see about next month.
Same here. But I did notice on my 'MiConsumo' weekly report I was getting up there so I turned off a few indicator lights.
Came in a 299. That was close!
 
  • Like
Reactions: CristoRey

chico bill

Explosives Demolition Specialist
May 6, 2016
8,352
2,300
113
So far I haven't noticed any dramatic increases and I have nine separate accounts.
My two both went up slightly. One has been waiting on a meter for 8 months but EdeNorte can't find one so it's a flat rate.
Corraplata went up too and I've used less water this month than any previous
 

Seamonkey

Bronze
Oct 6, 2009
1,578
323
83
Same here. But I did notice on my 'MiConsumo' weekly report I was getting up there so I turned off a few indicator lights.
Came in a 299. That was close!
I wish I would have paid attention to mine. I went over by 6kw and entered the higher billing price.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Neargale

Nobody

18+++
Apr 10, 2020
54
36
18
As someone predicted that with the rising electric rates, price of propane will also be going up.
2-3 weeks ago the price was $127.10 for months, today it was $134.10.
 

AlterEgo

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 9, 2009
20,830
2,427
113
South Coast
We still have an old fixed rate contract, it went up 50%, house has been empty since March 2020. Only electric used now is for some outside lights, the inverter and occasionally the water pump.
 

Nobody

18+++
Apr 10, 2020
54
36
18
We still have an old fixed rate contract, it went up 50%, house has been empty since March 2020. Only electric used now is for some outside lights, the inverter and occasionally the water pump.
We had one of those, once!

But as soon as they realized my husband was an American, we were rewarded with the first electric meter in the immediate area.