BL&P rate hearing to resume

Barbados Light & Power Company Limited managing director Roger Blackman (left) conferring with the company’s lead counsel, Ramon Alleyne of Clarke Gittens Farmer. (FILE)

Round two of the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited’s (BL&P) quest for a permanent electricity rate hike will take place next week.

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has announced that its hearing of BL&P’s motion to review the February 15 decision on the tariff increase application will be held from August 28 to 30 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

This will see BL&P representatives facing off once more against intervenors opposed to its rate increase application.

FTC general legal counsel and Commission Secretary Kevin K. D. Webster said in a brief notice: “The Motion for review and variation filed by the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited on March 7th. . . will be heard in person by way of an oral hearing during a continuous period of three business days, which will commence on Monday, August 28, 2023, and conclude on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (SC)


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