Introduction of capacity tariff delayed (for the last time)
Energy regulator VREG is postponing the introduction of the new network tariffs for electricity, including the capacity tariff, for the last time to January 1, 2023.
VREG postpones the introduction of the new network tariffs for electricity by six months to January 1, 2023. The current network tariffs for electricity will remain applicable until the end of 2022. You can find an overview of these grid tariffs per distribution system operator on the website of VREG.
It also became clear that VREG has set interim targets for system operator Fluvius. If Fluvius fails to meet these, VREG can impose fines.
According to the tariff methodology, Fluvius was to implement the new grid tariffs for electricity on July 1, 2022.
VREG noted this spring that Fluvius could not guarantee a qualitative implementation in the market systems by that date. Both Fluvius and FEBEG therefore proposed a 6-month postponement. In order not to jeopardize the continuity of the market operation, VREG had to consider that request shortly before the scheduled implementation date.
The energy regulator organized a public consultation on this last month. The legally stipulated procedure for drawing up and amending the tariff methodology requires this. A decision has since been made.
Finally, VREG is committed to closely monitoring the further implementation of the new grid tariffs in the market systems. Together with Fluvius and FEBEG, the energy regulator will prepare households and SMEs for the change in their electricity bills. A broad communication campaign will follow in the autumn.
Source: VREG Newsletter 27 June 2022