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Why pay for inspection without having it?

Why pay for inspection without having it?

An inspection provision is included in the tariffs granted by ANEEL (Brazilian power regulator).

It means that it is up to the regulator (federal agency) and / or its local representative (state agency) to ensure by inspection that the standards are being met. In theory this is beautiful! In practice, well, well.....

Two emblematic examples.

1) Public lighting

I informed the local city hall about street lighting that were inoperative. What I actually achieved was collecting a list of protocols.

2) Tree pruning

I informed the concessionaire about tree branches that were relying on medium voltage networks, pointing to dangers that good regulatory practices must solve by pruning them.

The attendants on duty ask if my residence still getting power form the grid. When I replied yes, they said they can do nothing.

 So what is the advantage of paying to have inspection?

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Feb 21, 2020 7:31 pm GMT

Rafael . it seems that your right to raise a clame is conditioned with cutting supply only , whatever its quality .

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