He said previous governments had not negotiated with IPPs and expensive electricity contracts had been signed, adding that it was not possible to unilaterally reverse such contracts. The prime minister`s special assistant said the government was working to change the entire electricity capture regime with IPPs, as the current system guarantees the payment of electricity to generators based on their installed capacity, even if the actual purchase of electricity was much lower. The Committee also agreed to respect the principle of first in first out for all future payments that will prove costly to the government. The common practice, which helped save the government`s money, was to first pay the bills that came in with the highest interest rates, and FIFO ended this discretion.