Usage rates revised, up 15.6% for medium-voltage consumers

New electricity transmission system usage fees, expected to be introduced in August or September, include a 15.6 percent increase for medium-voltage consumers, to 1,384 euros per MWh from 1,197 euros.

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, has endorsed the 2021 allowable earnings figure for power grid operator IPTO, increased to 211.6 million euros from 198.9 million euros in 2019.

However, IPTO officials have complained that the 211.6 million-euro figure will not be entirely collected this year as a result of bureaucratic procedures at RAE that have delayed the authority’s approval of revisions.

Based on a RAE decision reached on June 17, the system usage charge for high-voltage consumers has been set at 23,560 euros per MW, annually, from 24,062 euros, a 2 percent reduction.

The system usage rate for household consumers was increased by 3.3 percent to 0.56 euros per KWh from 0.542 euros per KWh in 2019 and 2020.