PE ЕМS SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL ON SERVICE PRICE INCREASE TO AERS
Friday, December 07, 2012.
Public Enterprise “Elektromreže Srbije” (EMS) submitted a proposal of new transmission use-of-system charges to the Energy Agency. Transmission system operator proposed an average 37% increase in the prices of its services in comparison to the prices which have been valid since April 2011, i.e. an increase to average RSD 0.46/kw/h.
In justification of the proposed increase, EMS states that the proposed prices would enable EMS to cover its operational costs, depreciation costs and investments in new projects as well as that it would provide for reliable electricity supply. This price also includes the system services costs and the costs of covering transmission system losses. In addition, the arguments read that the costs of procurement of electricity for loss recovery represent the dominant factor in the given price increase. Pursuant to the Energy Law, the electricity for loss recovery will be purchased at market prices.
The Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia will adopt the decision on this after a detailed analysis is made on cost- reflectivity of the proposed prices
According to its jurisdiction prescribed in the Energy Law, the Energy Agency approves regulated prices for electricity and natural gas public supply, use-of-system charges for electricity transmission and distribution system prices, natural gas transmission and distribution, oil and derivatives pipeline transport as well as the prices of electricity transmission system services.