Around 18,000 users decided to get off the energy subsidies to have the possibility of buying dollar savings, reported today the new
comptroller of the National Electricity Regulatory Entity (ENRE) Walter Martello.

In addition, the official announced that this body will go out to look for people who need the subsidy but who until now have not carried out the process to maintain it.

The 18,000 users who renounced the subsidies had registered to continue with that benefit, but in recent days they decided to unsubscribe when it emerged that the Central Bank is considering prohibiting the purchase of savings dollars for those who continue to receive state assistance.

Last week, one of the directors of the monetary authority, Agustín D’Attellis, assured that the possibility of preventing access to the quota of US$200 per month in dollar savings for those who receive subsidies for public services is being studied.

Martello acknowledged that, to date, there is a high number of households -some 4 million- that have not registered to maintain subsidies, and assured that the ENRE will go out to identify them. According to official estimates, of 11.5 million households throughout the country, 7.5 million were registered in the Registry of Access to Energy Subsidies (RASE).