DOMLEC denies dragging feet in negotiation for new license

Light and power company DOMLEC is refuting claims that it is dragging its feet on negotiations for a new license.

The Independence Regulatory Commission (IRC) told a press conference recently that DOMLEC had not taken up invitation to begin negotiating for a new license.

But DOMLEC General Manager Colin Cover says the company is simply carrying out investigations before it can enter into any new license.

“The IRC sent us draft licenses in January and the licenses have some terms which we had to think a lot about. We could just have said no but since they put all of that together, we figured they must have had good reasons,” Cover said.

He said DOMLEC is willing to meet with the IRC to further discuss the matter.

“We have been working diligently with this and we will soon be able to put some alternatives on the table with the IRC,” he said.

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6 Comments

  1. Eyes Wide Open
    May 5, 2011

    I do hope that this new license enables other companies to come in and have a healthy cometetition with domlec; as is the case with the telecoms industry. We need comepetion where this is concerned as domlec continues to give us substandard service. The claim the ability to generate hydroelectricity, yet we are so reliant on fuel. There are so many avenues to explore: wind, hydro, geothermal energy and domlec just continues business as usual, taxing us high bills and sucking the blood of the ordinary man…

  2. Zenfan Morchoroh
    May 5, 2011

    Here’s my opinion. Domlec should be 50-55% owned by the government and people of Dominica. If domlec will not come to the table willingly, nationalize the company. Take it back on behalf of the people. Can anyone give me an update on the geothermal exploration etc?

  3. youth
    May 5, 2011

    domlec is nt the issue domlec are tryin their best nt perfect but they tryin…

  4. Not so nice
    May 5, 2011

    Stupes!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  5. yout
    May 5, 2011

    so now domlec even want to set “their” terms .hmmmmmm…Mwen weh!!

    get the process started and licence up or leave!

  6. One Love
    May 5, 2011

    8-O whoever you are and wherever you come from LEAVE DOMLEC ALONE

    DOMLEC IS EMPLOYING HUNDREDS OF “DOMINICANS”

    DOMLEC service is good

    so just enjoy the BIG salary you’re getting for doing nothing

    DOMLEC is like family we have our fights BUT if you touch ONE we all get together and KICK your lazy aristocratic butt to hell and back

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