ECONOMY

PPC debtors pinching power

The Public Power Corporation (PPC) subsidiary that controls the electricity transmission network confirmed that it has recorded «several cases» of illegal access to power and PPC meters being tampered with, as consumers who have had their supply cut resort to illegitimate ways of getting it back.

Currently PPC is carrying out 2,500 to 3,000 power supply cuts daily to consumers with arrears.

This way the country?s main power supplier aims to recover at least some of the debts from unpaid bills whose total exceeded 1 billion euros in the first quarter of the year.

Illegal homes can be blamed for much of the problem, according to PPC.