It’s not news that Kosovo has an energy problem. The situation has been the same for more than a decade and there is no end in sight. The latest episode of consumers’ bills more than doubling from one month to another has brought frustrations dating from 1999 to the surface.
A typical household in Kosovo spends a significant amount of their income on their electricity bills. A large number of consumers, including all of the Serb populated areas of northern Kosovo, do not pay for their electricity use at all. As a result, the consumers that do pay subsidize the non-paying ones, raising consumer rights issues.
Besides leaving households in the dark and in the cold during cold winter months, a lack of a steady electrical supply significantly hampers the economic activity of businesses operating in Kosovo. The estimate is that these outages result in losses…
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