Slovenia, Government has adopted a 200 million euros package of aid for households and companies to mitigate high energy prices

, SEE Energy News

The Slovenian Government has adopted a 200 million euros package of aid for households and companies to mitigate high energy prices. An 106 million euros energy voucher scheme for households will be coupled with aid for companies and farmers worth 70 million euros, lower network fees for electricity and lower excise duties on heating oil and petrol.

Prime Minister Janez Jansa announced that the electricity network fee will be waived for three months as of 1 February, with excise duties on electricity, heating oil and petrol being cut to the lowest permissible level. Electricity excise will be halved, while fuel excise duties will be reduced by about two cents per liter for regular petrol, five cents for diesel, eight cents for heating oil and one cent per cubic metre of natural gas.

As a result of these waivers and cuts, PM Jansa estimates electricity bills will go down by 30 to 35 %.