CREG approved Elijah’s additional fees for next year’s public service obligations. To be clear: these are not the rates Elijah is charging to finance the construction and management of the high voltage network. These will increase in the coming years.
This relates to the costs incurred by Elijah for all types of tasks imposed by the government on the network operator. This mainly concerns the buying and selling of green energy certificates, but in Flanders, for example, the pole tax also applies. This is the tax that must be paid to cities and municipalities that have masts on their property.
These bonuses for public service commitment are determined annually. It is up to CREG to evaluate whether these additional fees are unreasonable. The Energy Regulatory Authority approved Ilya’s proposal. What does it show now? The surcharge for 2024 is much lower than it was in 2023. Good news for the consumer.
Concretely, this makes the bill for families a little lighter. Elia calculated that surcharges in Flanders would fall from around 1.9 to 0.9 euros per megawatt hour. For an average family, this means saving €3 per year. In Wallonia the savings are slightly greater. The allowance drops from around €11 to €6.3, or €15 less per year for an average family.
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