3 Oct 2008

Marianas electricity utility seeks almost 2 million dollars in outstanding bills

11:04 am on 3 October 2008

In the Northern Marianas, officials from the Public School System are meeting with Commonwealth Utilities Corporation executive director Antonio Muña today to discuss the school system's overdue debt of more than $1 million.

The Saipan Tribune says the school system has failed to pay its utility bills since last April.

Muña has repeatedly said PSS owes the utility company $1.8 million.

The money, along with $1.6 million that the central government owes, is going to help pay for the $6 million emergency Aggreko generators.

A payment of $504,000 is due to Aggreko in one week.

PSS acting finance director Lori Grizzard and Education Commissioner Rita Sablan repeatedly said the school district did not owe any money to CUC because school administrators found discrepancies between the school's meter readings and CUC's meter readings.