Power distributors manipulating electricity data in favor, watchdog says
ANKARASome power distribution companies have been manipulating data regarding past power outages to their own advantage through a series of tight reviews and probes, the head of the energy watchdog has said, vowing to increase controls.
“Companies which do not offer services of high quality will face penalties. We will also continue and increase our on-the-spot controls. If any power distribution company does not undertake its responsibilities, it will be fined. The companies offering services with good quality will also be awarded,” said Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) President Mustafa Yılmaz, as quoted by Reuters.
According to a statement by the EPDK, a number of group directorships were formed to check and control four markets.
The units will determine whether power distribution companies are fulfilling their responsibilities to ensure good customer service by providing electricity without any cuts, said the statement.
An effective probe process will be conducted particularly regarding complaints on high electricity bills and problems in subscription applications or in the transition to other suppliers, added the statement.
“The ongoing probes about the power distribution companies and the related production companies under control will also be concluded in a quicker manner,” said the statement.