Do not make political decisions with energy rates, asks Andesco

Do not make political decisions with energy rates, asks Andesco

This Wednesday, September 7, began in Cartagena the Andesco Congress, guild of public services and communications companies. In this event, one of the main topics to be discussed is the rise in energy rates.

(See: Andesco’s explanation for increases in public services).

In an interview with Portafolio, Camilo Sánchez, president of the union, pointed out that it should be check, among other measures, the indexers used to determine rates. Additionally, he said that the energy losses should be assumed by the National Government and, in this way, get out of the bills of consumers.

(See: Letter from energy unions to the Minister of Mines on rate hike).

Precisely, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez, and the Deputy Minister of Energy, Belizza Ruiz, affirmed that, in the short term, it will be determined which index (between IPP and IPC) is more convenient to apply. They pointed out that, in the medium term, a industry-specific indexer.

(See: Trouble in El Guavio: two units stopped and the energy price would rise).

Sánchez also called for these measures to be concerted and taken hand in hand with the Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (Creg), so that it is a decision based on technical and not political principles that may put the sector at risk.

Camilo Sánchez, executive president of Andesco.

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(See: National Government does not contemplate the privatization of electricity companies).


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