ECA looks into violations of 6 electricity distribution companies this week - Daily News Egypt

The Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency is discussing this week the complaints filed to the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) regarding the violations of six electricity distribution companies and the harming of citizens as the result of the North Delta company monopolising the sales of electricity metres at double their original price. A source at the agency said that the board of directors will discuss several issues during the upcoming meeting, including the violations of the electricity distribution companies, the provision of permanent licenses to Elf Energy for solar energy production, and compensating the agriculture land owners who were harmed from building electricity towers on their lands. Ebtehal El Shafie, the chairperson of North Delta Electricity Distribution Company, said that the company is committed to the prices announced by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) according to the regulations approved to install metres in all electricity distribution companies. She added that prices are unified and electricity distribution companies have not pressured citizens with any additional burdens despite the increase in the prices of metres. Last week, the ECA announced that six electricity distribution companies have violated the law through increasing the prices of electricity metres and offering electricity services on the condition of purchasing metres from the distribution companies.

August 22, 2017 06:22 UTC