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Energy

Electricity

Tasks

In the energy sector on Curaçao the market in the field of electricity is to be sub-divided into the production, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity. The activities in these sub-markets are primarily executed by one (1) dominant party, Aqualectra, pursuant to the concession granted to it, and in addition by a few producers of sustainable energy.

The supervision and regulation by BT&P in the field of electricity provision and the related market parties has set a number of objectives with a view to a market which operates as transparently and efficiently as possible in the interests of the consumers.

Objectives:

  • To accomplish an adequate provision of services to the public: with a guaranty of supply and quality of electricity
  • To achieve an inception of affordable tariffs
  • To protect the consumers: by applying general terms and conditions and specific conditions of supply with the interest of the end-users in mind

Originating from these objectives BT&P carries out a number of supervisory duties in the field of electricity supply.

BT&P supervisory tasks:

  • Developing a policy- and regulatory framework for the production and distribution of electricity
  • Advising about the implementation of the policy- and regulatory framework
  • Advising about tariff structures, terms and conditions for production- and distribution of electricity
  • Advising about guidelines for connection-, supply- and end-user tariffs for electricity
  • Advising about quality guidelines for production and distribution of electricity
  • Advising about the observance of the quality guidelines by concession-holders respective to the provision of services with high quality standards to the end-users, and more transparency and efficiency in the operational activities of the companies
  • Advising at requests for amendments of tariff structures, general terms and conditions of supply, connection-, supply- and end-user tariffs
  • Advising about the observance of statutory provisions of the law about conditions for decrees on prices
  • Taking care of the registration and the charting of the underground and above-ground infrastructure of the network company
  • Following local and international developments on the market related to the production and distribution of electricity