Increases of up to 73% in electricity rates for large industries

Through two resolutions published on Tuesday in the Official Gazette, increases of up to 73% in electricity prices were authorized for large users, including industries, which are supplied by the companies Edenor and Edesur . According to the official text, the uploads affect some 9,449 users.

The National Electricity Regulatory Entity applied the provisions of Resolution 305/2022, by which the Ministry of Energy approved the last quarterly reprogramming of energy prices for the Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM) at the national level, which provides for the update of the tariff schedule for electricity distributors in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA).

The update does not change the tariff table for homes, businesses and large users of up to 300 kilowatts (kW) and only modifies the prices corresponding to the Large Users category with demands greater than 300 kW.

The average rate of this category in relation to the one in force until April 30, 2022, registered an increase of 59% in low voltage users and 66% for medium voltage users in the case of the company Edenor. And 58% for low voltage users, 67% for medium voltage users and 73% for high voltage users in the case of the Edesur company.

The new values ​​must be taken into account to calculate subsidies

In resolutions 145 and 146/2022, the National Electricity Regulatory Entity (ENRE) set the new average rates for the Edenor and Edesur distributors, on which the subsidy provided by the State will be calculated.

The new tables approved do not imply a change in the final rate of users. Thus, an average rate was established for the May-July quarter for Edenor of $7,070 per kilowatt/hour and for Edesur of $7,093 kWh, which represents an increase of 29.67% and 32.28% of the levels effective from last February 1, respectively.

These new values ​​must be taken into account to calculate, according to the monthly consumption of each user, the corresponding subsidy amount. The two regulations of the Entity specified that this contribution “must be identified as a National State Subsidy in the invoices of its users.”

“Through the two resolutions, the charges were established that must be implemented from May 1, in their respective areas, by the concessionaires of the public electricity distribution service Edenor and Edesur to residential, non-residential and large users” , indicated the organism.

“The update reflects the seasonal change in the price of energy and is independent of the income of the transmission and distribution companies,” they added according to information from the Télam agency. From the regulatory body it was stressed that “the rate table for homes, businesses and large users of up to 300 kilowatts (kW) does not change”.

The regulations were signed by the ENRE comptroller, Soledad Manín, the official who replaced the current Undersecretary of Electric Power, Federico Basualdo. The decision was made known prior to the public hearing that is taking place this morning to discuss the increase in the seasonal price of energy (PEST) that will apply to residential users from next June.

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