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PUBLIC NOTICE
 
APPLICATION BY THE BARBADOS LIGHT & POWER COMPANY LIMITED FOR A REVIEW OF ELECTRICITY RATES
 
BARBADOS
 
FTC-01/2021-BL&P-RRA-20211004
 
IN THE MATTER of the Utilities Regulation Act CAP 282 and the Fair Trading Commission Act CAP 326B of the Laws of Barbados;
 
AND IN THE MATTER of the Utilities Regulation (Procedural) Rules, 2003 and the Utilities Regulation (Procedural) (Amendment) Rules, 2009;
 
AND IN THE MATTER of the Application by the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited (the Applicant or BLPC) for a review of electricity rates pursuant to Section 16 of the Utilities Regulation Act, CAP 282 of the Laws of Barbados;
 
Notice of Hearing
 
THE FAIR TRADING COMMISSION HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that:
The Application by the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited for a review of electricity rates pursuant to Section 16 of the Utilities Regulation Act, CAP 282 of the Laws of Barbados will be heard in person by way of an Oral Hearing during a continuous period of 12 business days, which will commence on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 and conclude on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa.
 
The Commission further gives notice that:
 
The following matters will also be heard on Wednesday, September 21, 2022
1. Request for confidentiality submitted by the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited for pages 490, 491, 492, 493 and 494 of the Application to be held in confidence by the Commission in accordance with Section 11 of the Fair Trading Commission Act, CAP 326B and Rule 13 of the Utilities Regulation (Procedural) Rules, 2003 as amended by the Utilities Regulation (Procedural) (Amendment) Rules, 2009.
 
This request will be heard in the absence of the public and only persons who have filed a Declaration and Undertaking in accordance with Rule 39 of the Utilities Regulation (Procedural) Rules, 2003, as amended will be permitted to attend.
 
2. Notice of Motion dated August 22, 2022 and filed by the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited to amend the issues list pursuant to Rule 34(7) and Rule 8 of the Utilities Regulation (Procedural) Rules, 2003, as amended.
 
3. Notice of Motion dated September 9, 2022 and filed by Tricia Watson and David Simpson for the Commission to order the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited to amend its application based on the Fair Trading Commission’s Depreciation decision dated March 25, 2022.
 
Parties to the proceeding will be given an opportunity to make submissions in respect of the above mentioned matters.
 
 
Dated this 16th day of September, 2022
 
 
Kevin K. D. Webster
General Legal Counsel/Commission Secretary 
 
 
 
 
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