Electricity: What consumers will pay and how they will benefit if they save – Detailed examples

The government tried to solve the difficult exercise of subsidizing electricity , announcing yesterday the new way of subsidizing electricity consumption, as well as natural gas.

Undoubtedly, this is another brave package for electricity, the total amount of which amounts to 1.1 billion euros, just for October, of which 100 million will be borne by the state budget and 1 billion by the Energy Fund Transition with revenue from the pollutant auctions, but also the taxation of the surplus profits of the energy companies.

The questions that have arisen are numerous and will be clarified with the issuance of the relevant ministerial decisions. For example, it remains to be seen how the monthly consumption will be calculated, since there are no smart meters and the actual measurements are made once every 4 months by DEDDIE and the months in between are against.

Obviously the charges will be made with the charges against and in the 4th month the providers will do the liquidation and there will be discounts if someone manages to save.

It also remains to be clarified what will happen to those families for whom the objective data have changed and not only will they not save, but consumption will increase.

We should also note that the actual charge for the consumer in October is marginally higher than in September. Specifically, for October, the KWh is set at 0.159 euros from 0.149 euros. It should also be noted that the subsidy remains fixed, while the charges vary from company to company.

That is, for example, someone who has a consumption of 500 KWh, at PPC, which is also the largest provider, will be asked to pay 79.5 euros for the electricity, while if he is at another, he can pay more or even marginally less.

Examples of charges

Let’s look at some illustrative examples based on what we know so far.

1. A household with a consumption of 400 KWh would pay 238 euros only for electricity, while now it will pay 63.6 euros. The state subsidy amounts to 174.4 euros.

2. With a consumption of 500 KWh he would have to pay 297.50 euros, while he will pay 79.50 euros, with the state subsidy amounting to 218 euros.

3. A household with 700 KWh would have a charge of 418.90 euros, while paying 123.70 euros. The state subsidy amounts to 270.20 euros. If he reduces consumption by 15%, he will have an additional benefit of 12.40 euros.

4. If someone consumes 900 KWh in October, he would have to pay 540.50 euros, while now his charge will be limited to 167.90 euros, since the state will pay the remaining 347.40 euros. If he limits his consumption, he will have an additional benefit of 24.80 euros.

5. At a consumption of 1,200 KWh, the charge for electricity would be 722 euros. The state will pay 403.20 euros and the remaining 296.30 euros will be paid by the consumer. From possible energy savings, the benefit will be 40 euros.

6. A household with 1,400 KWh would have a charge of 843 euros, while paying 1,350.50 euros. The state subsidy amounts to 470.40 euros. If he reduces consumption by 15%, he will have an additional benefit of 50 euros.

However, it remains to be clarified whether the state subsidy will also be staggered or for the entire consumption . That is, in the case of the household with 700 KWh, the subsidy of 0.386 euros will be for those over 500 KWh or for the whole?

Finally , many have wondered why there are no incentives, even small ones, for consumption below 500 KWh , which constitute the vast majority of consumers, so that the goal of saving energy can be achieved relatively more easily.

Government officials, however, said that such a thing cannot be done at low consumptions, since any reduction would be marginal and any benefit relatively insignificant.

Source – newsit.gr

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