Serbia: Electricity will (not) be more expensive after 1st July, News Serbia Energy
The electricity market will be opened for households and small customers by 1st July, and the market opening also will bring rise in electricity prices. Question on how much could be increased the electricity due to the opening of the electricity market, she could not accurately answer but she repeated that it should be expected, since the current electricity price was not commercial and did not provide investment in power plants.
“Households can and should expect increase in price, because the current price is below the one that allows the construction of new power plant and if we do not ensure them to be built with the price, we will come to the big problem with the power supply, because the plants we are using now even our fathers built “, says a member of the Council of the Agency for Energy Ljiljana Hadzibabic.
Question on how much could be increased the electricity due to the opening of the electricity market, she could not accurately answer but she repeated that it should be expected, since the current electricity price was not commercial and did not provide investment in power plants.
When new Energy law would be adopted, from July or some time later, households will be able to, but do not have to go to the free market and choose their suppliers, they will still be able to be supplied at regulated prices.
“Soon, households will be able to choose the supplier and we do not expect any boom in this regard”, said Hadzibabic and added that “certainly would be some smart hosts, who will look at the Internet and will be interested in it”, because it is not only the electricity price, but also on the terms and conditions.
It is not the same, as she said, if someone has a heating boiler in the house or if someone uses electricity only for common needs and devices.
“It is sure that for those affected by the red zone will be attractive to seek a new offer, but that this does not mean that EPS will lose customers, but in the commercial part needs to find some suitable packages and to give consumers competitive bidding, but one that will offer protection of EPS production”, said Hadzibabic.
She said that households that wanted to change the supplier did not have anything to invest and consume, but the supplier would have to complete all the work, a customer only needed to sign a contract.
She added that the electricity market liberalization for households also recently began in Europe and very few have changed supplier.
AERS: Electricity will not increase on 1st July
Regulated electricity prices will not change from July 2014th, announced today the Energy Agency of Serbia (AERS).
Changes in regulated prices will be gradual over the next few years, according to the program that will be considered and fully compliant with the protection degree of the poor, energy-protected customers and the competition development on the electricity market, said in the statement.
Households and small customers who do not have the opportunity to enter the market and change supplier currently are supplied at regulated electricity price.
Households in Serbia will have the opportunity to buy electricity in the market from 1st July 2014th or 1st January 2015th, said AERS.
It is certain, however, that everyone will use the right to continue to buy electricity at regulated prices, which are lower than the market ones, according to a statement.
Source; Serbia Energy