JD307 m unpaid electricity bills in 2020

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AMMAN — Home electricity users’ receivables until the end of the year 2020 stood at JD307 million, according to Khaberni.

According to the response of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to a question asked by deputy Raed Al-Dhahrawi, consumers’ failure to pay electricity bills affects the cash flow in the sector, which increases the cost of debt service.اضافة اعلان

The accumulation of receivables resulted in electricity cutoffs, but electricity distribution companies cooperated and reconnected citizens, paying the bills for owners, provided that they the debts according to a set timetable.

Article 3 of the instructions regulating cases of disconnection of electricity supply to consumers, issued under the provisions of Article 55 of the General Electricity Law No. 64 for the year 2002, states that “the consumer shall be obligated to pay all amounts owed to the company as a result of supply of electricity within 30 days of issuing the electricity bill, and the company has the right to disconnect the electric current from the subscription for which the due debts have not been paid by the expiry of this period”.

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