A man checks circuit breakers in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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In response, the Economy Ministry reviewed the complaints, and Khoury released a decision reiterating the decision and also issued a circular.Machnouk also warned generator owners against cutting off power in protest.The cost would not be too high to bear, as the average price of a meter is approximately $12, Khoury told The Daily Star.Nahle said. He put the price of a meter at around $30, which is higher than Khoury's number.As for the circular, Khoury said it was issued after the ministry received complaints from generator owners who claimed they were required to provide free electricity to municipalities to light up streets.The circular obliges generator owners to also mount meters in municipalities, allowing them to receive payment from the municipalities according to the set pricing.
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