the Unity erhvervsordfører, Pelle Dragsted, has been elected to the board of directors of the power company Radius, as a political majority, recently blocked a sale of the.
There has been great interest in order to vote in the elections, and 17,000 electricity customers have put a cross among the 38 candidates, who stood in the.
It informs the Radius, which has about one million electricity customers on the island of Zealand.
in comparison, there were only about 2000 votes at the last elections to the board of directors.
Pelle Dragsted got 9640 votes and will use its board seat to work for that Radius is not being sold to a foreign private equity fund or steward.
Since the Radius is owned by the energy company Ørsted, the board of directors in the Radius, however, no real influence on a possible sale of the company.
I faced with a strong mandate in the back from the consumers to enter into the debate, coming on the Radius. It is consumers as the Radius works for.
- As a board member I get a insight in what is going on, and so will I in the Danish Parliament continue working to find a solution where the Radius comes to be owned by the public or by consumers, says Pelle Dragsted.
He put the last summer Radius for sale. It was close to being in place, and the field of buyers was limited to a smaller number, but the Social democrats and SF changed its position and set the brake.
Thus there was no longer majority in Parliament, and since the state owns more than half of the Ørsted, running the sale out in the sand.
the Social democrats and SF have - in line with the party, and Pelle Dragsted - been concerned that a new owner as a foreign private equity firm would raise prices and thus making electricity more expensive for consumers.
According to Oersted was the field of possible buyers, however, only the pension and utilities from Denmark and western countries.
After the failed sale announced by Oersted in the end of January, that it will continue to work to excrete the Radius. It can for example be through an ipo of the Radius.
the Board of directors of the Radius consists of three to eight members elected at the annual general meeting and three elected by the consumers in the supply area.
in addition to Pelle Dragsted is Flemming Power from Charlottenlund and Anders Jensen from Copenhagen elected, respectively, 3589 votes and 1055 votes.