Electricity tariffs at power utility PPC, financially pressured and in need of a cash inflow boost, will be increased by over 15 percent and partially offset by a reduction of a RES-supporting ETMEAR surcharge included on electricity bills, the state-controlled corporation’s administration and the energy ministry have decided, reliable sources have informed.
Still a tightly kept secret, the details of PPC’s tricky equation, aiming for a significant increase in revenues while limiting the burden on consumers and also protecting RES production payments, will be presented tomorrow at Greek Parliament’s Committee on Production and Trade.
Besides sizable tariff hikes, PPC’s revised pricing policy is expected to include a clause triggering further tariff increases should CO2 emission right costs escalate in international markets – and vice versa.
In addition, a punctuality discount offered by PPC to customers paying electricity bills on time is expected to be roughly halved from its current level of 10 percent as part of the effort to boost revenues.
Meanwhile, as a means of softening the overall impact on consumers, the RES-supporting ETMEAR surcharge included in electricity bills is expected to be reduced to roughly 17 euros per MWh from the current level of 22.67 euros per MWh, a 25 percent reduction.
Decisions will be made official at a PPC board meeting this Friday and implemented September 1.