The energy and public utility regulations office MEKH is examining the possibility of further utility fee cuts and will submit a proposal to the government on the results, the office’s incoming chairman told Monday’s business daily Vilaggazdasag.
MEKH was set up on March 18 as the successor of the Hungary Energy Office and Lajos Dorkota will be its head for seven years starting on July 1, the paper said.
Dorkota said among the office’s new tasks is to gather data and prepare calculations to quickly and efficiently support the government’s public utility fee cut scheme. The office will continue to check if the service providers implement the cuts stipulated by law, if they properly display these changes on the bills to consumers and if this is not the case, the office will fine them, he added.
He said new service providers for water supply are currently being selected and a 10 percent fee cut is under preparation in this area, too.