“We do not believe that the situation of a possible cut is going to occur,” said the CGE regional manager for the million-dollar debts that five Bío Bío municipalities maintain with the company. According to him, they will meet with representatives of the building houses to regularize the situation.
The General Electricity Company (CGE) ruled out supply cuts due to the debt that five municipalities in the Bío Bío region remain with the company.
There are 61 municipalities that maintain debts at the national level with the General Electricity Company and in the region there are five communes in this situation: Concepción, Chiguayante, Coronel, Penco and The Angels.
CGE rules out cuts
Following the supply suspension notice that was sent to mayors and councilors, the members of the Association of Municipalities went to the company's offices and met with Óscar Facusse, the company's regional manager, who ruled out supply cuts.
“We do not believe that the situation of a possible cut will occur, so everyone can rest assured that they will continue to have public lighting and the health centers will continue to have electricity”, he indicated, adding that they will hold meetings with the building houses.
Among the mayors there is annoyance about the way in which the debt was reported, where information was also sent to the municipal councilors, commented the mayor of Concepción and president of the Association, Álvaro Ortiz. In this regard, the company recognized an excess in the procedures.
Given the debt, the mayor ruled out budgetary problems in the municipality of Penquista.
In the In the case of Chiguayante, Mayor Antonio Rivas pointed out that there are differences over an amount and not debts with the company.
< p>There are billions of pesos that the municipalities owe to the General Electricity Company and the issue will be addressed, say the company, with each of the communes involved to regularize the situation.