Energy suppliers have begun receiving payments covering electricity and natural gas subsidies offered to consumers for January and February on behalf of the Greek State, sources have informed energypress. The amounts received so far total approximately 50 million euros and are being provided through the Energy Transition Fund, the sources added.
Reimbursements began being offered last week after RES market operator DAPEEP forwarded a related application form to suppliers requesting customer and respective subsidy details.
Suppliers are being swiftly reimbursed, even on the same day, when submitting this information, on a special template, the sources noted.
Some suppliers have yet to fill in the procedure’s template as they have needed to make IT revisions in order to forward information in the fashion requested by DAPEEP. All suppliers are expected to have submitted their templates to the operator within the next few days.
Once suppliers have been reimbursed for January and February subsidies, they will begin receiving payments for subsidies provided in March.
The government’s energy subsidy package for March, announced at the beginning of this week, remains unchanged, compared to February, meaning the subsidy program for the three-month period covering January to March is worth a sum of 999 million euros, 856 million euros for household and non-household electricity subsidies and the other 143 million euros for natural gas subsidies.
Highlighting the RES sector’s significant contribution to the government’s support measures for consumers, a sum of 780 million euros will be transferred from the RES special account to the Energy Transition Fund by May, the latest, for further subsidies, following a related ministerial decision.