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This year electricity price is higher than the one of the last year; moreover, the new tariff project will harshly affect large families and rural inhabitants in particular, reports the nra.lv.

The new Latvenergo tariff project foresees a shared payment for households for electricity – the first 1200 kWh will cost 8.25 santims per kilowatt hour, the next –10.74 santims. At the same time, starting from January 1, 2011, the electricity is already subject to value added tax (VAT) rate of 22% instead of the previous reduced VAT rate of 10%.

According to the newspaper’s estimates, compared to the previous year the cost of electricity will annually increase by 28% or 49.56 lats for families using 200 kilowatts per month. While households using an average of 300 kilowatts will have to pay 33%, or 89.12 lats more than in 2010.

«Working people who return home only few hours before going to sleep and boil water in electric kettle once in the morning, might actually fit in the norm of 1200 kilowatt-hours per year and even have an excess. Yet families with children who are getting up in the morning, each in their own time, as well as returning from school in different times, studying in the evening, while the mother is cooking dinner, grandmother watching television and the head of the family surfing the Internet, will not manage to align with the norm set by Latvenergo,» believes the company’s client Margarita.


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  1. fool says:

    It looks like they do not feel guilty for the recent events at all…

  2. Ruth.lt says:

    Surely, households with many members will spend more on electricity… so that had to be considered.

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