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REGULATED CHARGES

REGULATED CHARGES


They refer to charges to consumers that use the NATIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM (that is, the power transmission and distribution networks, Services of General Interest, the special duty of Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction). These charges are the same for all the consumers irrespective of the power supplier selected. 

These charges include the following: 

The use of the HELLENIC TRANSMISSION NETWORK: 

This charge covers the operation, maintenance and development expenses of the Transmission Network (Transmission System) that transfers electricity in high voltage lines through pylons from power plants to urban Substations so as the power to reach the final consumers of the country through the Distribution Network in middle and low voltage. It includes a fixed charge (deriving from the power supply agreed) and a variable charge (depending on the consumption). 

IPTO as Independent Power Transmission Operator is responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the Transmission Network so as to assure the country’s electricity supply.

Calculation formula: [kVA x Days /365 x UFC(€kVA&year)] + [kWh x ΜΜΧ(€/kWh)]
where, 
UFC: Unit Fixed Charge 
UVC: Unit Variable Charge 
kWh: kilowatt hour consumed 
kVA: Contractual Capacity : it is the maximum capacity which the customer is entitled to consume from PPC network and it is stated in the Power Supply Contract 
  
For the use of DISTRIBUTION NETWORK: 
This charge covers the operation, maintenance and development expenses of the Middle and Low Voltage Distribution Network. It includes a fixed charge (deriving from the power supply agreed) and a variable charge (depending on the consumption). 

HEDNO as the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator is responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the Distribution Network so as to assure normal and uninterrupted power supply of the properties.

Calculation formula: [kVA x Days /365 x UFC(€kVA&year)] + [kWh x ΜΜΧ(€/kWh)/cosφ]
where, 
UFC: Unit Fixed Charge 
UVC: Unit Variable Charge 
kWh: kilowatt hour consumed 
kVA: Contractual Capacity : it is the maximum capacity which the customer is entitled to consume from PPC network and it is stated in the Power Supply Contract 
cosφ: Power factor: it is referring to certain categories of customers with high contractual capacity and it is calculated on the basis of the active and reactive energy. For all other customers, the power factor is considered to be equal to one (cosφ=1). 
  
For Other Charges : These are charges imposed by the legislation applied for the good operation of the market. 
Calculation formula: kWh x Unit Charge (€/kWh) 

For Services of General Interest (SGI): 
According to the decision of the Minister of Development (Greek Government Gazette Issue Β’ 1040/07), the following services are characterized as Services of General Interest (SGI): a) power supply to consumers of the non-interconnected islands, using the same billing methods per consumer category with the billing methods applied to consumers in main land, b) power supply with special tariffs to large families and to vulnerable groups of population as defined by the existing legislation, c) power supply with special “Social Residential Tariff” to vulnerable consumers as defined based on the equivalent Ministerial Decision. The unit charges for the Services of General Interest are based on the in force legislation and d) power supply with “Solidarity Services Tariff” to all legal persons governed by public Law providing welfare services, such as church-charity institutions, non-profit bodies governed by private law that provide social welfare services etc. 

Calculation formula: kWh x Unit Charge (€/kWh) 

Special Duty of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (ETMEAR): 
According to the existing legislation, this duty, according to the existing legislation, it is destined to the payment of the electricity producers from Renewable Energy Sources (RES). It constitutes our contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Calculation formula: kWh x Unit Charge (€/kWh) 

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