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Old June 10, 2007, 03:05 PM
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Not optimistic about "The government will have no control over the prices of the power sold by the private power plants" deal. There has to be some Autonomous Regulatory Authority to keep rates harmonised. In the west, most private powerplants distributing at the consumer level have a monopoly in the area that they supply. If this is the norm there's room for overcharging consumers.

I'd be interested to read more on what sort of plan the govt follows in letting private companies deal with the power system. I know its all good measure seeing the acute crisis forecast, but it better not be like the privatisation of water in south america and phillipines.

On a side note: Good to see the prof pointing out that gas prices need to be increased immediately! [see post: ]

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