The energy ministry is moving ahead with three revisions intended to lighten the burden of electricity bills for most consumers. Two of the changes were included in a draft bill submitted to Parliament late last Friday night, while a third revision has been attached to a RES-sector draft bill forwarded for consultation.
These measures include a new formula changing the way a special levy imposed on electricity producers is calculated. It is planned to now be calculated as 5 percent of the average TTF gas index price, an initiative that should lessen the levy’s cost for electricity companies and, by extension, the cost of electricity for consumers.
This special levy on electricity producers was introduced in November at a fixed rate of 10 euros per MWh.
Also, several low and medium-voltage consumer categories – including industrial consumers and farmers – will be exempted from a public service compensation (YKO) charge included in electricity bills.
In addition, a legislative revision is planned to pave the way for power purchase agreements (PPAs), offering industrial consumers renewable energy supply agreements over long-term periods.