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Christofidis: Huge consequences in the citizen's pocket from the scandalous management of income tax by the Anastasiadis government

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ΧριστοφΙδησ: Τεραστιες συνΕπειες στην τσΕπη ? ριση ελευσης ΦΑ απo κυβeρνηση Αν αστασιδη

By Alexia Kafetzis

The criminal negligence and the scandalous management of the natural gas supply by the Anastasiades government are causing huge consequences in the citizen's pocket, AKEL MP Christos Christofidis told ASTRA.

He pointed out that the Cypriot society is condemned every day to pay the most expensive electricity in Europe because some, either due to incompetence or for other reasons, did not bring natural gas to Cyprus.

He added that EAC's investment worth 150 million euros, which is expected to be completed in a few months, will not be able to work because there is no natural gas.

Mr. Christofidis also referred to the fact that EAC's involvement in Renewable Energy Sources, is hindered as the Authority cannot find land to install photovoltaic and other parks because they have been allocated to the private sector. He even spoke of scandalous procedures.

He noted AKEL's proposal for a law according to which the government should be obliged to allocate land, after bidding or even bidding. of electricity upwards, while the Organization itself was left with the result that it has not been modernized and is currently facing many challenges. advent of FA

The construction of the terminal for the arrival of natural gas is about half way done and if a solution is found with the contractors, perhaps by the end of the year it will be completed, said the chairman of the Board of Directors of EAC Giorgos Petrou in his statements to ASTRA.

He added that if a solution is found with the contractor, it will be easier for him to cope with the completion of the project, while if ETYFA undertakes it, it will take more time.

According to the dialogue, with regard to Vasilikos unit 6, Mr. Petrou mentioned that it is not even ready and how it can only operate with natural gas. If the FA comes, he explained, the unit will be ready for trial operation for a period of 6 to 12 months.

He pointed out that the contractors of unit 6 also have the obligation to put it into operation.

For energy storage, Mr. Petrou said that CERA requested some additional studies. He added that tomorrow morning, in a meeting with CERA, it will be discussed which permits are needed to store energy from renewable energy sources. to do with the offers.

On the subject of smart meters, the chairman of the EAC Board of Directors said that this was delayed for 22 months due to appeals from bidders, which is why the Authority announced a new tender.

He underlined that if the process does not proceed, the EU funding amounting to around 35 million euros will be lost.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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