Wednesday, April 19, 2017
DOE to ERC: Public Interest Comes First!
SAGC met with the ERC Commissioners yesterday to address the concerns of the public and the electricity industry sector.
The Commissioners submitted to Sec. Cusi a report which the DOE is currently studying.
In the previous meetings with the Commissioners, SAGC asked the ERC Chairman to ensure that the ERC is working.
"I don't know how you'll do it but you have to do it," Sec Cusi asserted.
"The DOE respects the ERC as a strong and independent institution. However, public interest comes first," Cusi added.
In the succeeding meetings with the Commissioners, the DOE will push for a more definite set of outputs from the ERC aside from pushing to resolve the internal differences within the Commission.
"The delays incurred by the ERC must be addressed immediately. We cannot have internal squabbles within the Commission go in the way of the interest of the public," Cusi concluded.