A proposal to lower the electricity rate by 45% and not promote the construction of large energy-consuming malls or that they generate through solar panels, was presented yesterday by the social movement before the single dialogue table.
The Pueblo Unidos por la Vida and Nacional del Pueblo Organizado alliances also warned that the company AES controls 80% of the national energy demand, despite the fact that the law warns that there should not be a dominant position of more than 25%, therefore that this excess should be removed, because it is a danger to the country’s strategic security and leads to a generation monopoly.
The spokespersons also asked to end the monopoly of the two electricity distribution companies and allow new players.
A plan was also proposed to rationalize energy expenditure in public offices and promote that residences and businesses can use solar panels, whose importation must be tax-free to reduce costs.
Another proposal is that EGESA assume control of the La Fortuna, Bayano, and Estrella Los Valles hydroelectric plants.
In an intervention, the trade unionist Saúl Méndez denounced that the business sector has implemented a “vulgar blackmail” to the agreements, increasing food prices or saying that they will not sell some products subject to price controls.
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