Dr. Muhammad Musa Omran, head of the Electricity Utility Regulatory Authority, revealed that Article (19) of the commercial regulations for electricity distribution companies issued in the device’s periodic book No. 4 of 2022 regarding the loss of the electricity meter’s indebtedness after more than a year has passed since the electricity distribution company did not claim it from the subscriber. .
And Omran explained in exclusive statements to “Day of the Seventh” that the agency, during the last period, had received many complaints from consumers because of the electricity distribution companies’ demand for them to pay huge sums of money, which is an error in accounting for many years, explaining that the agency, in turn, examined these complaints and found that according to In accordance with the provisions of the civil law, the Council decided to approve the amendment of Article 19.
Omran said that accounting is done monthly according to the readings of the registered meters and in accordance with the electricity supply contract concluded between the company and the subscriber, and the tariff for selling electricity from the company to the consumer is applied according to the tariff approved by the board of directors of the agency and a decision is issued by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy to determine the selling prices of electricity, pointing out that in In the event that the accounting for the value of consumption is proved to be incorrect by increase or decrease due to an error on the part of the company, the accounting for the error period shall be re-accounted for not more than one year from the date of discovery of the error in compliance with the provisions of the Civil Law regarding the statute of limitations, and the value of the increase due from the consumer shall be collected in monthly installments equal to the number of months Accounting by mistake without interest, saying, “If the company discovers an error in accounting, for example, 10 years ago, or even the subscriber did not ask for consumption consideration throughout this period, the debt for 9 years falls, and he is charged for the last year only.”