The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has put out for public consultation the draft method decision on the regulation of drinking water and electricity companies in the Caribbean Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba). Interested parties have the opportunity to submit their comments on this draft method decision until August 16, 2016.
Since July 1, 2016, ACM enforces compliance with the Act on Electricity and Drinking Water on BES (in Dutch: Wet Elektriciteit en Drinkwater BES). In accordance with this act, ACM is to set tariffs for the production and distribution of drinking water and electricity in the Caribbean Netherlands. In order to set such tariffs, ACM will develop a method after consulting with interested parties. By publishing this draft method decision, ACM seeks to obtain input from interested parties, enabling it to set the final version of the method decision. ACM aims to set the new tariffs based on this method on January 1, 2017.
In this context, interested parties are those companies for which ACM will set the tariffs, as well as consumer organizations that represent groups of consumers.
Individual consumers had the opportunity to submit their questions to ACM.
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