A solution enabling the return of RES-supporting supplier surcharge amounts to electricity suppliers has been incorporated into a sweeping energy ministry draft bill headed for a parliamentary committee this week.
Legislation for RES-supporting supplier surcharge returns to suppliers has already been ratified but its execution was interrupted by the bill’s reference to RES market operator LAGIE, which has since been superseded by DAPEEP, the sector’s new operator.
The upcoming multibill will enable the return, to electricity suppliers, of a RES special account surplus accumulated in 2018. It is worth a total of 121.12 million euros following the deduction of a 70 million-euro sum kept as a safety net.
RES producers are concerned and have underlined a gradual increase in payment delays, for their output, since the summer.
RES sector officials have relayed these producer concerns to the energy ministry, proposing that the 2018 RES special account surplus amount be kept to further strengthen the safety-net surplus.
Energy minister Giorgos Stathakis, closely monitoring the situation, has not ruled out such a development, sources informed.