Popescu: We asked the utility companies to take measures and the domestic consumers not to receive bills of tens of millions

Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu. Photo: INQUAM Photos / Octav Ganea

The Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, asked the representatives of the utility companies to take measures so that the domestic consumers do not receive bills of millions of lei, according to Agerpres.

Virgil Popescu met on Thursday with the representatives of the Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies and with those of the Association of Energy Suppliers in Romania.

“Solutions, not words, to the problem of increased energy bills! The purpose of every government is to protect its citizens. When people are unable to pay their bills, the government has an obligation to come up with solutions. This is what we did today at the meeting with ACUE – the Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies and AFEER – the Association of Energy Suppliers in Romania. Together we tried to find solutions to prevent or repair the abuses reported by Romanians regarding invoices. We discussed the scenarios that need to be implemented to encourage citizens to submit the consumption index, not to depend on the “misreadings” of distributors so that invoices are based on real data. On this occasion, we asked the representatives of the utility companies to take all the measures in order not to reach absurd cases in which the domestic consumers find themselves receiving bills of tens of millions. It is mandatory to install filters in computer applications that signal the excessive consumption communicated by distribution operators “, the minister wrote on his Facebook page.

He stressed that he also requested that all distribution operators transmit the data to suppliers in a standardized system so as to eliminate human error as much as possible.

“All I asked for today are common sense things that could have been done so far without this discussion at the ministry being necessary. My message for all electricity suppliers and distributors is to stop these practices that affect the population and to understand that they will pay dearly for the mockery of Romanians “, the minister pointed out.

These discussions also come after a consumer from Alba Iulia received an invoice worth 27,808.13 lei, which Electrica Furnizare attributed to an anomaly on the billing chain and in the computer system.

“Electrica Furnizare states that the invoice mentioned in the press articles is a regularization invoice, issued based on the reading made by the zonal distribution operator”, it was shown in a communiqué of the company from August 30.

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