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Proceedings initiated after municipalities complaints on Latvenergo tariffs ended

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAdministrative District Court has ended all proceedings initiated after municipalities complains about the new Latvenergo electricity tariffs, says Līga Trubiņa, assistant of Administrative District Court Chief Justice.

The ruling can be appealed against in the Latvian Supreme Court Senate in ten days time.

In the meantime, there are also ongoing proceedings on the tariffs, initiated after applications of persons, not municipalities, including the one of Ilmārs Poikāns aka Neo.

A number of proceeding stem from entities filing a suit against the new Latvenergo tariffs that came into force on April 1, 2011. However, the new tariffs were assessed by the Regulator and deemed reasonable.

As reported, in line with the new tariffs, households consuming more electricity will have to pay more. The tariff will depend on the consumption volume over the year, and the calculation will start from April 1. The first 1200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) will be charged at the current tariff – 8.25 santims per kWh. When this consumption volume is exceeded, the rate will mount to 10.74 santims per kWh.

According to Latvenergo’s estimates, the monthly fee for electricity will on average increase by one lat for nearly 30% of Latvia’s households, while for 16% of households the monthly fee will rise by an average of 4.36 lats, but for 6% – by more than ten lats. Half of households will not feel any tariff changes.

Starting from April 1, this year, legal persons, who are not obliged to buy electricity on the open market, will be applied the market price, but instead of one tariff plan they will be able to choose between three.

Based on the information provided by Latvenergo, from April 1 the tariff will change by 21% on average.


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