The National Agency for Energy Regulation filed a lawsuit against the Chisinau heat supplier SA Termoelectrica. The company is asked to provide explanations over the high sums indicated in the heat bills for January 2020 following complaints filed by consumers, including the online petition signed by 2,630 persons, IPN reports.
In a press release, the Agency said it examined the data concerning the temperature of heat supplied through the heating system by Termoelectrica and checked the correctness of issuing heat bills by the company. It established that the invoicing period for this January was 32-36 days on average. This runs counter to the regulations on the supply of heat, which provide that the heat consumption should be invoiced monthly.
In this connection, the National Agency for Energy Regulation, as the ascertaining agent, compiled a report on the contravention that was countersigned by representatives of SA Termoelectrica and was sent to court for adopting a decision and imposing a fine in accordance with the Contravention Code.
Earlier, SA Termoelectrica informed that the invoicing period in January 2020 was of 32-36 days, while the similar period in January 2019 was of 29 days. The average calculations for 31 calendar days show that the heat consumption for last month was actually by about 12% lower than in the same period last year.