June 29, 2020

Electricity household prices to be cut by 1.89pct from July 1
Jun 29, 2020

Electricity household prices to be cut by 1.89pct from July 1.

Regulated electricity prices will decrease by an average of 1.89% between July 1 and December 31, 2020, and the market will be fully liberalised from January 1, 2021, according to a press statement released by the National Energy Regulation Authority of (ANRE) on Monday. The decision was made at a meeting of the ANRE Regulatory Committee on Monday, June 29, 2020, when orders for the approval of regulated electricity prices for household customers between July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 were approved by the suppliers of last resort CEZ Vanzare, Electrica Furnizare, E.ON Energie Romania, Enel Energie, Enel Energie Muntenia, Engie Romania, and Tinmar Energy. "Compared with January 1 - June 30, 2020, the regulated prices quoted by the mandated suppliers of last resort (which cover 99.9% of the consumption of the approximately 6 million household customers for which regulated tariffs apply) decreased on average by 1.89%," according to ANRE. ANRE mentions that the period July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 is the last one for the application of regulated prices for household customers and for the setting of prices for delivered electricity and quantities of electricity sold by producers to suppliers of last resort under regulated contracts. Thus, from January 1, 2021, the electricity market is fully liberalised, with the supply of electricity to be made in a competitive manner, including for the category of household customers who qualify for regulated prices between July 1 and December 31, 2020. Each household customer will have to choose a supplier according to their specific needs and the competitive offers available to them. "In order to support domestic customers moving forward, ANRE will develop the regulatory framework necessary for the full liberalisation of the electricity market from January 1, 2021 that will establish the obligation on suppliers of last resort and the ways to inform domestic customers about the liberalisation of the electricity market (in issued bills, on website, on displays at information points, etc.)," ANRE also mentions. ANRE has also made available on its website a web application called "Comparison of standard offers for electricity supply." It is an instrument, independent and non-commercial, whose purpose is to allow the comparison of supply prices and conditions provided by electricity suppliers before choosing a certain supplier or a certain standard offer. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Cernat, editor: Andreea Marinescu; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

[Read the article in Agerpres]

UPDATE PM Orban: We are at a watershed moment, rise in COVID-19 cases caused by failure to observe safety rules Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said the high number of new coronavirus infections is the result of failure to comply with the health protection rules imposed by the authorities. "Today we registered the largest single-day COVID-19 caseload - 555 Romanians who were declared positive after (...)

Orban: Government does not want to reinstate restrictions, but will take all necessary measures The government does not want to reinstate any restrictions in the fight against the epidemic, but if necessary, it will take any necessary measures, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday, telling the citizens that "the virus does not forgive anyone, not even those who do not (...)

Iohannis calling on Parliament to fast-track debate on law clarifying quarantine and isolation ¬†President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday called on Parliament to "urgently" debate the draft law clarifying the terms of quarantine and isolation. "It's the time to set aside the political differences and concentrate on solutions which are absolutely necessary in this period, and, (...)

UPDATE/President Iohannis: Local elections can be organized in September President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that local elections can be organized in September, but stressed the need to comply with the rules in the context of the pandemic. "In my opinion, local elections can be organized in September. If we follow these simple rules - wearing a mask, (...)

President Iohannis: It's a sad day, we have record number of infections with novel coronavirus. Local elections can be organized in September President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Wednesday, that there is a record number of infections with the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours and called for compliance with the rules. ‚ÄúToday is a sad day. We have a record number of persons found positive for the novel coronavirus. Over... (...)

The Government in Bucharest wants to isolate Romania from the alleged dramatic effects of COVID-19 By Constantin Radut In the last two decades, the Government of Bucharest is waging a real battle to attract the national and departmental press in the so-called anti-coronavirus fight. In fact, many analysts believe that the Executive led by Victor Orban (the one in Bucharest, not the one in (...)

Romanian Masons Dismiss Their Grand Master : all romanian news. Copyright © DIRECTWAY | News RSS |