Electric energy tariffs will grow by 0.74% as of January 1, 2019, leading to an increase of the energy bill by RON 3.5 per year, on average, for the household consumer, a release on Friday from the National Energy Regulation Authority (ANRE) informs.
“By these amendments, ANRE aims to eliminate the past deficiencies regarding the structure of costs included in the tariffs, as well as increasing the investments’ efficiency of the distribution networks,” the release reads.
The overall operational expenses approved amount to RON 8.630 billion, by about RON 0.5 billion more than in the previous period, whereas the overall value of investment programmes is of RON 6.350 billion, for the next five years.
ANRE also informs that although the share of direct costs in the network has increased, the approved tariffs do not reflect significant increases because, concomitantly, the operators’ profit has been cut to a reasonable level, by the approval of a regulated rate of return of 5.55%.
“The impact for the household consumer on the bill, having an average consumption of 100 kWh per month) is of about RON 3.5,” the release reads.