In Moldova, tariffs for electricity for end, residential consumers of Premier Energy in 2021 may decrease by 9%.
This is included in a draft calculation of new tariffs for electricity supplied to Premier Energy published by the National Agency for Energy Regulation, which the company asked to adjust in connection with the proposed reduction in tariffs for distribution of electricity, which will entail a decrease in prices for energy supplied directly to end users. In particular, according to NAER calculations, for the end consumers of Premier Energy, whose electrical installations are connected to low voltage distribution grids (0.4 kV), the tariff for the supplied electricity can be reduced by 14.64 bani (-8.7%) - from 168 to 153.36 bani per 1 kWh (excluding VAT). For Premier Energy consumers connected to medium voltage grids (6; 10 kV), the tariff is proposed to be reduced by 5.78 bani (-4.4%) - from 132 to 126.22 bani per 1 kWh, and for those connected to high voltage networks (35; 110 kV), the tariff is planned to be reduced by 2.6 bani (-2.2%) - from 117 to 114.4 bani per 1 kWh. It should be noted that Furnizarea Energiei Electrice Nord (FEE Nord, Balti), serving consumers in the northern and north-western regions of the country, also requested a revision of tariffs for electricity supplied to end users. In particular, FEE Nord asked for its consumers, whose electrical installations are connected to low voltage distribution networks (0.4 kV), to reduce the tariff by 17.23 bani (-8.1%) - from 214 to 196.77 bani per 1 kW / h, and for FEE Nord consumers connected to medium voltage networks (6; 10 kV), reduce it by 18.23 bani (-11.6%) - from 157 to 138.77 bani per 1 kWh. However, the draft tariff, published by NAER, provides for a reduction in the cost of electricity for FEE Nord end users connected to low voltage distribution networks (0.4 kV) by 5.7 bani (-2.7%) - from 214 to 208.3 bani per 1 kW / h, and for FEE Nord consumers connected to medium voltage distribution networks (6; 10 kV), by 12.25 bahn (-7.8%) - from 157 to 144.75 bani per 1 kW / h. The NAER explains this adjustment option by the fact that at the stage of filing the application the supplier did not take into account changes in prices and tariffs for other regulated entities, in particular, the request of the central electricity supplier - Energocom, which requires an increase in the price of supplied electricity, therefore, according to NAER, there are factors indicating that the average electricity price will be higher than that used by FEE Nord in its calculations. In addition, FEE Nord used in its calculations the current tariff for electricity distribution services, while NAER determined the cost of distribution services based on the draft tariff for electricity distribution services for RED Nord. Thus, the draft regulated price for electricity supply by FEE Nord, proposed by NAER for public consultations, provides for a price reduction for end consumers in a different proportion than FEE Nord is asking for. It should be noted that the last adjustment of electricity tariffs for end users in Moldova was made by NAER on July 31, 2020. Then electricity tariffs for end users decreased due to a decrease in the purchase price of electricity, positive tariff deviations accumulated until July 1, 2020, a new forecast of the average annual the exchange rate of the national currency against the US dollar for 2020, etc.// 06.01.2021 — InfoMarket.