Slovenia introduces new set of vitality value caps –


The federal government has launched a brand new cap on pure fuel costs in district heating programs for customers similar to faculties and group well being centres in what’s yet one more in an extended sequence of value caps which have change into the federal government’s go-to device to battle excessive vitality costs.

Retroactively efficient from 1 January, the utmost value for such customers has been set at €79 per Megawatt-hours (MWh). Households getting warmth from gas-powered district heating programs pays not more than €73 per MWh according to a authorities decree adopted on Wednesday.

The monetary implications of those measures will rely primarily on this yr’s temperatures.

“If the yr seems to be heat and the primary half of January suggests this, the monetary influence might be decrease. But when temperatures are low, we’ll be according to the worst-case state of affairs estimates,” stated Surroundings, Local weather and Power Minister Bojan Kumer.

That is the most recent in an extended line of latest value caps for petrol, electrical energy and pure fuel for all kinds of customers, and it comes after spontaneous protests cropped up in a number of cities when folks began getting their first heating payments of the yr.

Companies are notably absent from the decree however are entitled to subsidies moderately than capped costs.

As a consequence of all these value caps, the ministry is now making ready the authorized foundation for reimbursing fuel, warmth and electrical energy suppliers for the distinction between the capped value they must promote and the worth they purchase. Modifications to this regulation ought to be prepared inside every week or two, Kumer stated.

(Sebastijan R. Maček |

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