The subsidy announced by the government in order to put a "brake" on the increases in electricity is becoming the main news of the day.
The move comes in response to international developments that are fueling energy price hikes., as in gas and electricity - and more. Experts estimate that the "storm" will not last you, but the increases in electricity that the price increases would bring would be unbearable without taking emergency measures.
For this reason, until calm returns and for the entire 4th quarter 2021 (October to December 2021), the first are subsidized for the whole population 300 Kwh with amount 30 €/Mwh, offsetting almost all of the expected current increase. In this way it is estimated that the increases will be "covered" to a large extent.
Electricity: What will happen to the alternative providers
However, the use of the PPC name in the examples to balance the increases in electricity - and despite the clarifications given- caused confusion to some consumers. "This is a horizontal measure, a state subsidy to citizens who, most likely by mistake, was presented and reproduced as a subsidy of PPC to consumers "explains to iefimerida.gr a senior executive of one of the largest electricity supply companies operating in Greece.
According to the information available to them, the alternatives - as until now used to be presented- electricity providers, those who received August bills, regardless of provider, have seen a significant difference. "Perhaps the most" light "cases are those of some home consumers who saw bills increased by 10 the 15 "says the same manager.
An executive from a competing company claims that "in consumers with more kilowatt hours the increases were significantly higher. No one can deny that. ". According to the first source, "The only ones who did not notice increases are those who have a fixed tariff. We write our damage, they do not mind at all ".
"The situation will be normalized in Q2 of 2022 »
Both executives point out that the next semester will be difficult and critical. "Fuel prices for gas and dioxide do not allow for much optimism. We will see normalization; We will probably see from Q2 2022 and after. We expect larger quantities of natural gas, while the weather will improve. Supply will then begin to meet demand and, then, even those who bet on the price increase will start to gather "emphasizes the first source.
This will result in futures falling. "We will see a significant reduction, but no return to where we were. The futures in Q1 2022 for the gas, key factor for the price of electricity, is in 55. It will go to 35, maybe 30 in Q2, but still will not be in 18 which was this winter "he adds.
"All consumers will see bills with approx 30 euros below the megawatt hour "
To the crucial question, that is, what difference will the customers of all providers see in the electricity bills - that is, not only of PPC, the answer they give is clear:
"It simply came to our notice then 30 euros per megawatt hour down. The examples given are for a specific case. It is not that it will be everywhere 1-2 euro difference in the consumer account, there will be differences of 10 and of 20 euro. In this example are 2 euro. But the prices between the providers, as they will eventually be shaped, will be very close to each other ".