Information from Business Insider Polska is confirmed. Next year we will face large increases in electricity prices. The Energy Regulatory Office estimates that they will be two-digit.
- The Energy Regulatory Office conducts negotiations with the largest companies in Poland regarding increases in the price of electricity tariffs for households
- We will know the final decisions in December, but the Energy Regulatory Office already estimates that the increases will be double-digit
- Our calculations show that the bills can jump by up to PLN 20 a month
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The Energy Regulatory Office is currently analyzing the applications of energy companies regarding increases in electricity tariffs in 2022. The publication of the new rates is planned for December 17.
How big will the increases be? – At this stage, I can say that we estimate that the increases in electricity prices from January 1, 2022 will be double-digit – informed TVN24 Biznes Magdalena Dąbrowska from the Department of Social Communication of the Energy Regulatory Office.
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This news coincides with what we have already reported in Business Insider Polska. As we have learned unofficially from several sources, the scale of the requested increases reaches even 40%. This would mean an increase in the entire electricity bill by about 20 percent.
The price of energy is roughly half the electricity bill. Thus in the worst-case scenario, if energy prices actually increased by 40%, the value of the entire bill would increase by about 20%. For an average family, this would mean an increase of approximately PLN 20 per month from January 2022
To this should be added the price increases of energy distribution expected by the market, which constitute the second part of the electricity bill. Distribution tariffs also have to be approved by the regulator and the related applications are already on the desk of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. However, in this case, analysts expect only slight increases.
It is known, however, that the so-called power fee, which from 2021 is added to the distribution part of the electricity bill. This is money that goes to energy producers just for their readiness to supply electricity to the grid. Power engineers call this a fee for maintaining energy security. In the case of households, the amount of the power fee depends on the annual electricity consumption i next year it will be from PLN 2.37 to PLN 13.25 per month. The cost of the entire capacity market will reach PLN 5.3 billion in 2022.
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