It is expected that the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) will keep the RES-supporting ETMEAR surcharge at the same level as before for the next regulatory period.
Although Greek electricity market operator LAGIE has estimated a surplus in its special RES account by the end of this year, RAE is still not prepared to reduce this surcharges since such move could endanger the task of eliminating the deficit in RES account, which is one of the requirement according to the country’s bailout agreement with its creditors. The current level of RES surcharges would also pose as a safety net in case of any unplanned developments, such as drastic changes in the performance of the electricity supplier surcharge, which is currently keeping the special RES account afloat.
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Tags: electricity, ETMEAR, Greece, LAGIE, RAE, RES, support scheme, surcharge