Direction of Eletrobras Amazonas Energia will be invited to explain increased electricity

The company's president will attend a public hearing at CMM.
18/08/2015 12h50 - Updated 18/08/2015 12h50
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At the request of Councilman Mario Fleet (PSDB), the president of Eletrobras Amazonas Energia, Antonio Carlos Faria de Paiva, You will be invited to attend a public hearing to explain the adjustment of electricity tariff in Manaus. Alderman authoring application was approved, on Monday morning (17), by the plenary of the City of Manaus (CMM).

According to Alderman, in his last stay in Manaus, Minister of Mines and Energy, Eduardo Braga, had assured the public that energy prices in the state of Amazonas not suffer adjustment. "But we were surprised by the news that, from August 1, consumers should pay energy bill with adjustment to 6%. The measure is a result of applying the tariff flags, which will be charged in all municipalities of the State. In addition to the proportional additional charge to the monthly consumption, It will be charged three months of retroactive rate, installments until January 2016. ", Mario justified Fleet, in approved application.

The MP also explained that the main argument used by the concessionaire was the fact that the state receive only 10% the transmission line capacity Linhão Tucuruí. no group, as noted, It is Manaus and four other municipalities in the Metropolitan Region: Iranduba, Manacapuru, Presidente Figueiredo and Rio Preto da Eva. "In this way, Amazonas Energia is an explanation ", said.

Also approved on Monday, Alderman authorship, a People Tribune, with the participation of the CEO of Amazonas Gas Company (Cigás), Lino Chíxaro, to talk about Coari gas as an energy source.

The Coari-Manaus pipeline, with 520 km, It began to be built in 2006 in order to change the energy matrix of Manaus to reduce electricity costs and deploy in the city the Natural Gas Vehicle (CNG). "The works cost R $ 5 billion to EU coffers, but so far it works precariously ", said Mario Fleet.

Also according to the councilman, the goal was to get the Cigás expand the sale of CNG for the entire population, which would generate an economy around 40% for the vehicle owner from July last year. The deal also would create a partnership with the Manaus City Hall to ensure the distribution of natural gas to the industrial district. "To clarify the whole situation is important that the president of the company explain why the Coari gas still not being used to their full potential", said Councilman.

The dates of the hearings will be further defined.

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