PUC empowers consumers
Aug 9, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Consumer Consultative Committees (CCCs) with assistance from thePublic Utilities Commission (PUC) will enable to create a platform to discuss the consumers problems while safeguarding their rights, said Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.
He was addressing a ceremony at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday to inaugurate the CCC program. "This system will enable the public to present their ideas, suggestions and opinions to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) through the committees. The active participation of the public is needed to convert this whole sector into a profitable one. We have also introduced the net metering system to take the public contribution for electricity generation", he said.
"We are working together with the PUC for the betterment of our work. Earlier the Electricity Board had the monopoly, and there was no challenge for it. With the establishment of the Commission, the work of the Board can now be questioned", he explained.
He also said that, a rural power project to cover the whole road system will be launched with the Iranian aid.