News | Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Unions urge MRA to discuss energy tariffs

The Ghaqda Trade Unions Maltin has requested a meeting with the Malta Resources Authority with the scope of discussing the increase in power tariffs requested by Enemalta.
The request was made in a letter signed by MUT president John Bencini, who is chairman of the trade union group.
John Bencini stressed that the trade unions want to know whether the regulator is to examine if there were any inefficiencies or bad practices at Enemalta; if the new tariffs would be locked for a year and if they would be based on hedging.
The unions, Bencini added, want to know whether the tariffs for consumers would be based solely on the price of oil and if Enemalta’s outlay of €60m on new Smart meters would be included in the new tariffs.
John Bencini said the unions also would like to know whether a social impact assessment had been made before the new tariffs were announced, and whether the one-time payment to ease the burden, as announced during the Budget, had been previously discussed with the same authority.


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18 November 2009


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