EVIKEN requests RAE hearing for gas network distribution fees

EVIKEN, the Association of Industrial Energy Consumers, has asked RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, for copies of European Commission documents delivered to the authority as responses on temporary natural gas network distribution fees.

EVIKEN lodged an official complaint to the European Commission in June, 2016 over temporary network distribution fees of 4 euros per MWh that were imposed for a 16-month period on all industrial consumers in Greece, regardless of respective profiles.

In November of that year, RAE determined the levels of permanent network distribution fees, which showed a major discrepancy compared to the temporary network distribution fee levels.

EVIKEN has since asked RAE to exercise its authority and offset the difference.

The industrial energy consumers association noted that the European Commission is awaiting a response from RAE on whether and how it will offset this gap.

EVIKEN has asked for a RAE hearing  to present its views on the matter at the authority’s board.