Bosnia and Herzegovina, Increase in the price of electricity for households and the economy from January

, SEE Energy News

Elektroprivreda Republika Srpska from January 1, 2023 introduces the so-called block tariff according to which they will pay more expensive kilowatts for consumption above a certain threshold. Thus, for the consumption of up to 500 kilowatts, one price is provided, from 500 to 1,500 kWh a higher price and the highest tariff for consumption over 1,500 kWh.

The Regulatory Commission for Energy of the RS is busy working on the adoption of regulations and permits necessary for the start of the new calculation of consumption, and according to media information, it is already known how different the January bills will be from the December ones.

Thus, households that consume up to 500 kilowatts can expect even a slightly lower bill. That reduction should amount to 4.3 KM (about 2.2 euros).

Bills for consumption of 500 to 1,500 kilowatts from January should be higher by 4 KM (2 euros), while those who consume more than 1,500 kWh will receive a bill increased by as much as 75 KM (39 euros).

From next year, businessmen in the Republic of Srpska will also pay for more expensive electricity, and instead of this year’s 53 euros, the price will range between 60 and 68 euros per MWh.

Negotiations between the Government of the RS, Elektroprivreda RS and businessmen on this topic will continue in the coming days, given that no agreement has been reached on the price.

In addition to the consumed kilowatts, the final amount of the bill is significantly affected by the fee for using the distribution network, the increase of which was requested by all ERS distribution companies, as well as the fee for renewable energy sources, which will be reduced by 90 percent next year.