MP-AM question tariff flag charged by Aneel

The red flag, will be applied during the month of August has R $ rate 5,50 for each 100 kWh consumed.
07/08/2015 13h37 - Updated 7/08/2015 13h39
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The Amazonas State Prosecutor, through its 51st Prosecutor's Office Specializing in Defense of Consumer Rights (51ª PRODECON), Eletrobras Amazonas Energia questioned the utility of the recovery of tariff flag will charge, not Amazonas, in the coming months.

O titular from 51st PRODECON, Prosecutor Otávio Gomes, You sent a letter day 31 July last, to the representative of Eletrobras in requesting information as to the way in which charges will be made, on the estimates of early recovery, whether there will be overlapping values (the collection will be retroactive to May) and the percentage applied. From the response of Eletrobrás, Promoter decide starts an investigative procedure.

"The criterion adopted was that the company did not charge the months that had to be charged, to find that the dealership did not fit in this system. That is why, we ask, in the office, the information so that there is no doubt and, also, so that consumers do not feel injured at the time of the payment rate”, He explained the public prosecutor Otávio Gomes.

The flag system is applied to all utilities connected to the National Interconnected System (WITHOUT). The colors of the flags are green, yellow and red, the same as the light. They guide consumers on the conditions of the energy costs. In the green flag, the rate does not suffer any increase, already yellow power generation is less favorable and suffers an increase of R $ 2,50 and the red flag, It will be applied throughout the month of August, Office as No. 1.365/2015, released by Aneel, It has the rate of R $ 5,50 for each 100 kWh consumed, that is, the higher the higher consumption will be the amount paid by consumers.

In the case of the Amazon, the utility also announced that it will be charged the amounts retroactive to the previous three months. According to Eletrobrás, the amounts will be paid in installments and will extend until January, because, According to ANEEL, the collection came into force in May and is valid for Eletrobras and all utilities connected to the SIN.

"The very question of tariff flag is something that needs to be understood. The consumer must have an accurate picture of what is this type of system. No legal aspect, a resolution Aneel does not overlap the Consumer Protection Code. The Code is law, e, hierarchically, CDC is superior to any resolution of any organ ", said the public prosecutor.

Source: MP-AM

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