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Decree Law No. 79/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 192/2020, Series I of 2020-10-01
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 79/2020
  • Pages: 13 - 14

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law allows the Energy Services Regulatory Authority to apply the mechanism that extends over time the repercussion of costs on electricity tariffs.

What is going to change?

The costs of special scheme production are reflected in electricity tariffs for a maximum period of five years.

Special scheme production costs that can be passed on to the income to be recovered by the regulated companies are those that occurred until 31 December 2025.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law prevents an abrupt change in network access tariffs, ensuring that the stability of the tariff trajectory of recent years is maintained.

The conditions for minimising the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on citizens and companies are ensured.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 2 October 2020.

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