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Regulator approves Latvenergo new tariffs project

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The Pyblic Utilities Commission (PUC, Regulator) has approved AS Latvenergo new energy tariffs project, envisaging a new procedure of calculating tariffs starting from April 1, according to Latvenergo board member Uldis Bariss.

Latvenergo’s tariffs project has fully complied with the legislation, thus there were no grounds for the Regulator to refuse it.

According to the new tariffs plan, households consuming more will have to pay more as well. The tariff will depend on the consumption during the year and it will be calculated starting from April 1. The current tariff – 8.25 santims per kWh – will have to be paid for the first 1 200 kWh, while when this is exceeded a tariff of 10.74 santims per kWh will set in.

The company has estimated monthly electricity bills will surge one lat for 30% households and 4.36 lats on average for 16%. 6% of the households will face more than ten lats bigger electricity bills. Half of the households will not be affected by the tariff rise at all.

Legal persons not obliged to purchase electricity on the open market will be applied the market price starting from April 1. They will be able to choose from three tariff plans instead of the previous one.

According to Latvenergo, the tariff will change by 21% staring from April 1.

These activities of the company have been criticized, saying that it is not only the wealthy consuming a lot of energy, but also large families and families using heat pumps, boilers or similar devices. Moreover, it has also been doubted whether the half of households not to be affected by the tariff actually includes households only.

The energy concern is resolved to expand its support programs, thus large families in addition to the start-up 1 200 kWh with the existing tariff will be able to pay for 2 400 kWh the same way as well. While needy families with children in addition to the start-up 1 200 kWh will get 500kWh more. The support programmes are to be carried out in collaboration with municipalities.


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  1. Kiky Pio says:

    Ohhh no :( and of course it is not only the rich ones consuming energy, how about people with many children???

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