The head of the Association of Senior Staff of Energy Companies (APSEE), Carlos Minucciquestioned this Friday the tariff segmentation process that the Government is carrying out and warned that it is a “rate” and that it will be “a scam to the people”.
Minucci’s proposal comes after this week the Minister of Economy, Serge Massaannounced that of the total households, 30 percent will pay the full rate, and not just 10 percent as the government had initially assured. In turn, he anticipated that the 9 million registered in the registry will only be subsidized for part of their consumption and the full rate will also be applied to the surplus.
In the case of electricity, reported that up to 400 kWh per month will be subsidized. That cap preserves 80 percent of households. A similar logic will apply to gas servicealthough for now Massa did not give any precision.
In this context, for AM750 Minucci recalled that “when the segmentation came out” they denounced that “it was going to end in a high rate.” “Massa is seeking, again through tariffs, to refill the Central Bank with money. But it gives me the session that they are scamming the people. First, because of a segmentation issue. There are companies that for 4 years had a 3,400 percent increase. This does not go to the distributors, goes to the generators: will Midlina lewisa Caputo“, He launched.
And he added: “These companies for 30 years did not invest a single peso. They did not renew the machines. The distributors say that they cannot invest because they have no money. And we continue to subsidize so that they avoid the money. There are no costs”.
While, Minucci explained that the limit of 400 Kwh “is a low consumption”. And he exemplified with his particular case: “In my case there are no expenses. The lights are only used when someone is there. There is a computer. And this two-month period I consumed 517 Kwh. The average we have is in the 700 Kwh”.
Finally, he made a brief overview of how this situation was reached: “The segmentation arises from the agreement with the Fund. Guzmán determines that they are going to remove him from the generating companies. But they end up going to the rates. That the richest pay and the rest do not. But when the Secretary of Energy made an evaluation of income. Guzmán grabs the Energy work and takes it to Economy. And he puts the limit of three basic baskets per family group”.
“However, that was not enough for them, the numbers did not close them. Massa comes and says that they are going to support the segmentation and adds to that that every family that exceeds 400 Kwh loses the subsidy. Why did they fill out forms? This is a tremendous fee. That follows in gas and in water. When the rates arrive, the question is how they are going to lower inflation”ended.