Linden electricity increases hidden in ceilings- official

Linden electricity increases hidden in ceilings- official

Rates for electricity in Linden on both sides of the Demerara River have remained unchanged but at least one official noted that the catch is in the lowering and introduction of new ceilings.

Government has announced that from 2012, Lindeners will gradually pay more electricity because government intends to cut the GUY$2.9 billion subsidy. Currently, inLinden, electricity costs between $5 and $15 per kWh, while on the GPL grid customers pay an average of $64 per kWh.

Secretary of the Linden Utilities Utility Services Co-op Society (LUSCL), Charles Sampson bemoaned the lowering of the ‘free’ ceiling from 300 KWh to 50 KWh to bauxite pensioners- a benefit he said had been agreed to with the then state-owned Linden Mining Enterprise  [more]

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