Electricity transmission and distribution tariffs will increase from July 1

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Starting July 1, indistrial end-users of electricity will pay higher tariffs for electricity transmission and distribution, according to new regulations issued by the National Regulatory Authority for Energy.

The change is necessary because the Government has decided to legislate for a higher level of the regulated rate of return (already known as RRR) for the current regulatory period, which started on 1 January 2019. Thus, the Government’s RRR is of 6, 92%, which applies to the regulated assets base, significantly higher than the current level (which was reduced by ANRE) of 5.66% for the existing assets and 6.66% for the new ones, according to e-nergia.ro.

The companies that will benefit from the higher tariffs are the operator of the national transport network Transelectrica and the four distribution companies: Enel, Electrica, E.On and CEZ. Companies have complained that the low level of RRR strongly affects their ability to invest in network upgrades.

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