Open letter questions fairness of Maltese utility billing

European Union electoral candidate for the Nationalist Party, Michael Briguglio, has written an open letter to Maltese and EU authorities seeking clarity over the ‘status and regulation’ of the utilities sector in Malta.

Briguglio writes that in recent years and months, there have been concerns raised over, ‘unfair billing practices, abuse of dominance, state-aid, discrimination among consumers and business, and more recently links with offshore business.’

The politician puts forward a series of questions to the CEOs of firms like ARMS Utility and EneMalta, as well as the Commissioners for Energy and Competition at the European Union.

The questions  query aspects like the clarity of ARMS’ billing methods, as well as the legality of its  changes to annual quotas, billing periods and the discrimination towards residents based on the type of accommodation they live in.