The government is seeking further energy crisis support measures that would also facilitate energy consumer categories not included in relief measures announced so far to deal with the crisis.
The administration’s latest support effort, commented on yesterday by government spokesman Giannis Economou on SKAI TV, is believed to concern natural gas consumers and could entail offering this category installment-based payments for bills.
The administration has already announced subsidies for electricity consumers and, to date, not offered gas consumers any support.
However, the government’s plan, which could also include support measures for the mid-voltage category, is believed to still be at a preliminary stage.
Athens is seeking to mobilize EU member states for the establishment of an EU fund that would compensate energy consumers and ease the cash flow concerns of suppliers. EU leaders will focus on the energy crisis at a summit meeting this week.
Energy minister Kostas Skrekas has just announced an increase of a sum, from 10 million to 40 million euros, to be made available for funding electricity supply reconnection costs of low-income households facing supply cuts as a result of their inability to cover energy bills.