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Energy price for households to increase as of 1 January

The price of energy for consumers who are powered in universal service will increase as of 1 January, while the peak energy consumption, between 18:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs will be more expensive by 13 per cent, according to the data published by the Romanian Power Market Operator (OPECOM) website.

2017-12-13 16:36:32

The auctions for quarter I of 2018 on the Centralised Market for Universal Service (PCSU) ended on Tuesday and OPCOM published the closing prices, Agerpres reads.

Thus, for the energy delivered round the clock between 1:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs, the price will be 245 RON per MWh, higher by 6.5 per cent than in the fourth quarter of this year.

Therefore, for the 08:00 hrs - 24:00 hrs interval, it will be 272 RON per MWh, higher by 7 per cent, and for the peak energy consumption, namely between 18:00 and 22:00 hrs, the price will stand at 302 RON per MWh, increasing by 13 per cent.

As of 1 January, the energy market will be completely liberalised and the households that previously benefited from regulated prices will receive energy at the closing prices of PCSU auctions.

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