The level of state subsidies to be offered to household and business consumers for electricity and natural gas in March will remain unchanged compared to February, a support measure worth 350 million euros for the month, sources have informed.
Energy suppliers have already been informed of the decision, reached by the energy ministry.
As a result, household consumers will receive electricity subsidies worth 39 euros per month for consumption up to 300 kWh, only for primary places of residence.
Low-income households eligible for social residential tariffs (KOT) stand to receive electricity subsidies worth 51 euros per month.
Monthly subsidies for non-household consumers, including businesses, farmers and professionals, will remain at the level of 65 euros.
As for natural gas, household consumers stand to receive state subsidies of 20 euros per MWh plus that much more from the gas company DEPA Commercial. Businesses will receive 20 euros per MWh.
According to sources, energy suppliers have yet to be compensated by DAPEEP, the RES market operator, for subsidies offered in January and February, on behalf of the Greek State. Subsidies offered by the Greek State over the two-month period were worth a total of 700 million euros.
DAPEEP sources have ascertained that the sum owed by the operator to energy suppliers will be covered either late this week or early next week.
This delay has increased the cashflow strain felt be energy suppliers, now facing even greater pressure following last week’s invasion of Ukraine by Russia, a development that has sparked a further rise in energy prices.