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Your old bill explained

Your old bill explained

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                                            EXPLANATIONS REGARDING THE FIELDS ON THE BILL

1. Address of the PPC Office appertaining your property 

2. Call lines: 
Information: provision of information regarding your bill 
Outages: for power supply problems (outages) 
Meter-reading: matters relative to meter-reading 

3. E-Payment Code: required for the bill payment via ΑΤΜs, phone-banking and e-banking. 

4. Total amount due: The sum of all charges included in the electricity bill as well as any previous unpaid bill amounts. 

5. Type of Tariff (e.g. Γ1- Residential non-off-peak Tariff, Γ1Ν-Residential Off-peak Tariff, Γ21-General Energy/Commercial Tariff κλπ) according to the signed power supply contract. PPC Tariffs are available on the category “Tariffs”. 

6. Electricity consumption period for which you are being charged on the current bill. Under it, the exact number of days for the billing period is stated. 

7. The total quantity of power consumed within the specific consumption period. 

8. Bill serial number and issuance date (they constitute tax information). 

9. The amount of deposit paid upon the signature date of the power supply contract is calculated either on the basis of the property surface (in square meters) when referring to single phase supply or based on the Contractual Capacity when referring to three phase supply. 

The deposit is paid so as to cover part of the charge of electricity consumption which is collected long after the period of actual power consumption for technical reasons, such as meter readings, issuance and delivery of bills, deadline of bill payment etc. The amount of deposit against consumption should be equal to the electricity that the customer would probably consume in-between two billing periods. The deposit is refunded (offset) without interest on the final bill after the termination of the power supply contract with PPC. 

10. Type of bill : 

“ACTUAL” (BILL based on actual reading) : The bill includes the amount corresponding to the customer's electric usage for the entire consumption period (quarterly or monthly), minus the amount already charged on the interim Estimated Bill (“ESTIMATED”) in the field “ΑΞΙΑ ΡΕΥΜΑΤΟΣ ΕΝΑΝΤΙ” (ESTIMATED ELECTRICITY USAGE).

“ESTIMATED” (BILL based on estimated reading): The bill is calculated based on the customer’s usage history such electricity consumption for the billing period of the previous year and the usage for the current year. 

11. Name and Surname of the contracting party and the bill mailing address. If you make use of the property in question but the electricity bill is not on your name, you can easily sign a new contract under your name by showing your identity card at any PPC office. Detailed information you can find under the category “Change of name on the bill”. 

12. Address of the property supplied with electricity by the specific supply point. 

13. Supply number is unique for each property. For your facilitation, you should always know the Supply Number of the property in question, each time you contact PPC. 

14. All the charges of your bill are stated in brief. 

15. In this field, the electricity charges are calculated based on the electricity consumption and the tariff currently applied (competitive tariff charges). That is, it includes the cost as well as the rest of the expenses for the electricity generation and supply. Electricity usage is included in the Bill based on the actual reading ("ACTUAL") and this is the reason why on the Bill based on estimated reading ("ESTIMATED"), this field is empty. For more information on the billing method, please see the category "Tariffs". 

16. Analysis of the charges applied to all customers using the National Electricity System, regardless of the electricity supplier selected. These charges include a) the use of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Network, b) Services of General Interest (SGI) and c) the special duty of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction, destined to the development of green energy. The analysis of these charges is displayed only on the Bills based on actual reading ("ACTUAL") and not on the Bills based on the estimated reading ("ESTIMATED"). 

17. Τhe amount charged/credited in the “Estimated” Bill (Bill based on estimated reading) is mentioned in this field. 

18. Other charges are mentioned referring to A) power supply apart from the billing of consumed energy, regulated charges as well as charges of the “Estimated bill” amount and B) the charges rendered to the state, such as: 


a) charges resulting from selling generation power from photovoltaic systems. 
b) amounts rounded-off 
c) charges for works carried out on the Network (πχ. Meter check, rearrangement of supply points, blown fuses etc.) 


a) «ΕΦΚ (L.3336/05)» (Excise Duty): PPC collects the Excise Duty in the electricity bills and renders it to the State. This Duty (ΕΦΚ) was imposed from 2.5.2010. All consumers are charged with the excise duty regardless of the power supplier selected. The Excise Duty is charged only to Bills based on actual reading (“ACTUAL”). It is calculated based on consumption. 

b) «ΕΙΔ. ΤΕΛΟΣ 5‰ (SPECIAL DUTY 5‰) (L.2093/92)»: The estimated mean charge from the Special Duty 5‰ is up to 0.5 ευρώ per 1.000 kWh. It is noted that the Special Duty 5‰ is calculated in the Bills based on actual reading (“ACTUAL”) based on the consumed electricity increased by the Excise duty. 

19. Total amount, VAT included, to be paid for electricity. It is noted that excise duty is subject to VAT. The SPECIAL DUTY 5‰ and the rounded-off amounts are not subject to VAT. 

20. Charges for third parties (Municipal fees, Municipal tax, Real Estate Tax). The amounts for the Municipality are calculated in each Bill whether it is an Actual or an Estimated Bill. 
The amount is calculated as follows: 

a) For Municipal Fees (ΔΤ), Municipal Taxes (ΔΦ) : 
    (sq m of property) Χ (MF or MT coefficient) Χ (billing days) 
                                     365 days 

b) For Real Estate Tax (RET – ΤΑΠ) : 
    (sq m of property) Χ (zone price) Χ (age) Χ (RET coefficient) Χ (billing days) 
                                                365 ys 

c) For NERIT : 
    Annual charge for NERIT x billing days 
                  365 days 

21. The following are included in the table: 

a) meter(s) indications and the total consumption. 

b) Transformation Coefficient: The coefficient is multiplied with the meter reading consumption in order to calculate the actual electricity consumption. If, for example, this coefficient is 40 and the measured consumption is 100, then, 4.000 kWh (=40X100) were consumed during the specific billing period. This refers to supplies with contractual capacity of over 85 kVA. 

c) Power factor (cosφ): calculated for certain customer categories with high contractual capacity. It is calculated on the basis of the active and reactive energy usage. For all other customers, the power factor is considered to be equal to the unit (συνφ=1). 

d) Chargeable Demand (KW): calculated for power supplies greater than 25 kVA and indicates the maximum power required for the specific billing period. 


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