Public Hearing Scheduled on BEL’s Application for Tariff Review

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Updated: February 9, 2016

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) received a submission of Full Tariff Review Proceeding from Belize Electricity Limited on January 22. The PUC is conducting a public hearing tonight which includes a presentation by BEL. Love News spoke to Olga Urbina Gough who is the Public Relations and Consumer Affairs officer at PUC who explained what will take place at the public hearing.

OLGA URBINA GOUGH:Belize Electricity Limited is going to give a presentation on why they are asking for whatever it is they are asking for in their submission to the PUC. They will give a presentation to the public and to the commissioners of the PUC as to what it is they are requesting and why it is they are requesting it. The PUC does this in an effort so that it’s transparent and so that the public can hear why it is that this is happening. After this is done the commission will go ahead and meet and then decide on what part of the FDRP they are going to honor.”

Gough explained how important it is for the public to be involved in such hearings.

OLGA URBINA GOUGH: It is very important for the public to be there and for the public to tune in so that they can be aware of the different aspects that are going to happen and why it is going to happen on the part of BEL. The PUC does this in an effort so that it’s transparent and so that the public can hear why it is that this is happening. “

The public hearing will be held at the Belize Biltmore Plaza beginning at seven o’clock tonight and will be aired live on Love FM.