Amendment to prioritize DEPA Infrastructure WACC level for ’23

The energy ministry has prepared a legislative amendment to prioritize the setting of a WACC level for gas company DEPA Infrastructure in 2023, and, at a latter date, determine its allowed revenues and tariffs for the same year.

This legislative revision, ultimately covering DEPA Infrastructure’s latest four-year regulatory period from 2023 to 2026, will initially be applied to set levels for the aforementioned three parameters in 2023, an urgent need that has arisen as a result of the volatility in energy markets, especially the gas market, due to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

Prioritizing the 2023 WACC level for DEPA Infrastructure will enable Italgas, the company’s Italian buyer, to reassess its investment plans for the year concerning its three gas distribution subsidiaries, EDA Attiki, EDA THESS and DEDA. According to sources, Italgas is inclined to limit its investment plans for these subsidiaries in 2023.

Italgas is working on reviewing its overall corporate plan for DEPA Infrastructure in the light of an apparent downward revision of gas penetration targets for the end of the decade.