There are thousands of households that cannot afford to pay their electricity bills. The power cut has been augmented due to the economic crisis. The debts of Greeks for electricity is over 1.3 billion Euros.
The data is enough to describe the bitter truth. In a year, 350,000 houses are without power. The biggest rates are in cottages or in houses in the villages, however there are many citizens who can’t afford the electricity bills. Thus the Hellenic Public Power Corporation S.A(DEI) is obliged to cut off the power.
From these citizens, unfortunately only six to ten have the possibility to settle the account and reconnect the power. This means that four to six citizens will live without power and live life like it is 100 years back.
According to sources, it is estimated that 35,000 people have illegally reconnected their power because they simply can’t settle their accounts.