Starting with January 1, Romanians will pay total electricity tariffs, on average, by at least 7% higher, said Răzvan Nicolescu, energy consultant and former president of ACER.
“Politicians are so nice sometimes. They are now arguing over too small reductions in electricity prices since, when, in fact, there will be increases. Starting with January 1, Romanians will pay total electricity tariffs, on average, by at least 7% higher. The main cause is ANRE’s decision to increase the transport tariffs by approximately 30%, and the cogeneration tax will increase by 50%, because there is still no heat and hot water in Bucharest,” says Nicolescu, according to financialintelligence.ro.
Gabriela Firea recently accused the rulers that the reduction granted with the liberalization of the energy market is only 0.01 lei and that many Romanians will pay hundreds of lei more for energy, in the absence of a serious subsidy.
Also, more than 90% of consumers do not know that the electricity market will be liberalized on January 1, 2021, according to the Intelligent Energy Association.