I was going to do a series on the reconstruction of the power company as I would have done being in Tony Munas position and starting when he was appointed director. Due to lack of understanding how businesses operate and knee jerk reactions I will show a brief outline here and not continue with the series.
I had got through the first two phases until I thought what the hell, who is listening and mostly who cares?
The phases of change would have gone like this...
1 - Set rates to equal costs, that was done
2 - Collect arrears, and stop the bleeding, cut out all non payers especially the government.
This was as far as I got (see post MC27)
The rest would have been as follows...
3 - Repair the plant, get it in top efficient running condition, this is supposedly happening now.
4 - Reorganize personnel and streamline operations, this could be done concurrently to equipment and plant repairs.
5 - At this point there could be a fair assessment made to implement the actual rate costs as things would be on an even keel of production. This could result in a minor reduction 0f rates unless oil prices continue to climb. In any case they would be now fair and realistic.
These steps should have been running concurrently with a RFP for privatizing and a search for new alternative energy sources.
I would have gone into deeper details then I have here but never mind it's your island, your leaders, your decisions, your power plant and your mess. So I've been told. So I'm outta here!
Who needs my recommendations/advice anyway?