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No power for bad payers: PLN

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 26 2011   /  08:30 am

The Purwokerto office of state-owned electricity company PT PLN in Banyumas regency, Central Java, has announced that there will be zero tolerance for customers who fail to pay their electricity bills.

“Starting this week, we will remove the meters of anyone who has not paid their bills for three
consecutive months,” the manager of the office, Bambang Wiryawan, told reporters in Purwokerto on Thursday.

He said harsh measures would also be imposed on customers who were one month in arrears by disconnecting their electricity but not removing their meters.

The decision, according to Bambang, was made during a company meeting held in response to the high percentage of customers who failed to pay their bills on time.

He said some 60 percent — or more than 80,000 — of the office’s 140,000 customers had failed to pay their bills for up to two consecuti...