San Juan – Noriette Figueroa Meléndez, director of Customer Service of the Electric Power Authority (PREPA), confirmed this Thursday in a radio interview that the Capitol Superintendency owes about 2.5 million dollars for electricity service in recent years.
“The government debt with (the Electric Power Authority) is close to 245 million dollars,” said Figueroa Meléndez in a radio interview with Normando Valentín en la Mañana on Notiuno 630.
The debt of about 245 million dollars is divided between public corporations, agencies and municipalities, detailed the Director of Customer Service of PREPA.
Residential, commercial, or industrial customers who fall behind in paying their bills with PREPA face a power outage after a couple of months. But in the case of government agencies, their electricity is not cut off.
“As public servants there is a commitment, for us to be able, to shake hands with the client with payment options and we have been very flexible with many procedures. There is no doubt that we always have limitations and we always have spaces for us to be able to improve and definitely measure everyone in the same way and make our procedures efficient and fiscally put the Authority (of Electric Power) in a better position ” said Figueroa Meléndez.