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- Procurement and distribution of electricity
- Electrical inspection and certification
- Postal services
- Telecommunications services
- Waste management services.
- Carry out studies of efficiency and economy of operation and of performance by service providers and to publish those results
- Monitor service providers and conduct checks to determine their compliance with approved standards
- Impose sanctions for non-compliance with approved standards
- Establish the principles and methodologies by which service providers determine rates for services
- Carry out periodic reviews of the rating regimes of service providers
- Investigate complaints by consumers of the failure to obtain redress from service providers in respect of rates, billing, and unsatisfactory service and facilitate relief where necessary.
There are two (2) implications for not having the wiring of your house inspected:
- You will not be able to get a connection to T&TEC’s power supply, and
- You may not be able to get fire insurance for your home.
T&TEC will not be responsible for damages that the company did not cause, or that are the result of forces beyond the company’s control, e.g. :
- Damages resulting from voltage fluctuations caused by earthquakes, storm related conditions (lightning, floods, extreme winds) and other acts of God, tampering or vandalism, civil or international unrest, animal contact, equipment failure, scheduled outages or normal operating procedures.
- Damages caused by the performance of the internal wiring of your premises.
- Damages caused by other parties e.g. vehicles colliding with or coming into contact with the Commission’s infrastructure such as poles, lines etc.
2. Following a visit by T&TEC’s Consumer Investigator, complete the Claim Form and submit along with copies of documents in support of your claim e.g. repair bills, estimate of repair, invoices, technician’s report, to the relevant Distribution Area Office.
3. You should state accurately, the date and time that the incident occurred and the circumstances surrounding the incident. Indicate also whether any trouble calls were made to T&TEC with respect to the incident.
4. If the item cannot be repaired then you are to submit a technician’s report showing the nature of the damages, the components and their cost. Do not discard the damaged item until T&TEC notifies you in writing.
5. T&TEC will investigate your claim and make a determination within 30 days unless there are complications requiring additional time.
- Response and restoration time after unplanned (forced) outages on the distribution system
- Billing punctuality for new customers
- Reconnection after payment of overdue amounts or agreement on payment schedule
- Making and keeping appointments
- Compensatory payments
- New connections.
The nine (9) Overall Electricity Standards (OES) are the measures by which the RIC monitors the performance of T&TEC, and this is done through a system of reports. These OES relate to the following electricity services:
- Line faults being repaired within a specified period of the fault being reported
- Billing punctuality
- Frequency of meter testing
- Frequency of meter reading
- System revenue losses (difference between energy purchased and energy for which revenue is derived)
- Response time to customer queries/requests (written)
- Number of complaints to the company by type
- Prior notice of planned outages (supply interruptions)
- Correction of low/high voltage complaints.