Mid-voltage electricity consumers will need to pay additional RES-supporting ETMEAR surcharges worth 160 million euros for 2019 (retroactively) and 2020 in support of the RES special account.
RES market operator DAPEEP, in a latest report, estimates additional contributions of 80 million euros by mid-voltage consumers for each of the two years.
The ETMEAR surcharge contributions of mid-voltage consumers are set to rise to 17 euros per MWh from the current rate of 9 euros per MWh. This consumer category concerns a range of businesses, including hotels, retail chains, banks as well as small-scale industries.
Meanwhile, RES-supporting surcharge contributions by certain industrial high-voltage consumers will be reduced. An online platform determining which industrial enterprises will qualify for the RES-supporting surcharge reduction has yet to be delivered.