Transfers from the Nation's General Budget and from the Solidarity Fund for Subsidies and Income Redistribution
According to the validation procedures carried out by the Ministry of Mines and Energy based on the information reported by companies, statistics show that the sectors of electrical energy and fuel gas distributed through physical networks continue to evidence a growing deficit in terms of their behavior, which has demanded the ongoing allocation of resources from the Nation's General Budget. In other words, the resources collected by profitable companies based on surpluses generated by the solidarity contribution have not been enough to make up for the missing funds from unprofitable companies.
In 2008 the National Government, complying with the Public Utilities Law and Law 1117 of 2006, provided $15.999,92 million through the Nation's General Budget and redistributed $390.000 million in resources coming from the surplus contributions of the Solidarity Fund for Subsidies and Income Redistribution (FSSRI) in order to cover the total amount of electrical energy subsidies required by users from low income socio-economic strata. On average, 2.359.941 electrical service users from the 1st socio-economic strata, 3.672.778 from the 2nd socio-economic strata and 2.153.023 from the 3rd socio-economic strata were beneficiaries of these subsidies, for a total of 8.185.743 benefited users.
Regarding fuel gas distributed through physical pipeline networks, the $79.371 million deficit in subsidies was covered using resources from the Solidarity Fund for Subsidies and Income Redistribution ($ 30.000 million) and resources from the Nation's General Budget ($ 51.910 million), benefiting 770.589 users from the 1st socio-economic strata and 1.777.357 users from the 2nd socio-economic strata on a monthly average.
|The results of settlements carried out by FSSRI concerning Colombian electrical sector companies during the 1998 to 2008 period.|
|The results of conciliations carried out by the FSSRI concerning Colombian gas sector companies during the 1997 to 2008 period.|
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