Polish Briefing 14 January, 2020 1:00 pm   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: “Increasing energy prices will be fully compensated”

What goes on in Poland on the 14th of January.

Energy prices compensation for PLN 3 billion

– Increasing energy prices will be fully compensated. All natural persons under the first tax threshold will be covered – assured Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin in an interview with Radio Plus.

Sasin emphasized that the technical details of the compensation system for electricity price increases are at the stage of clarification. – In 2021, when it will be possible to determine how much a given household has paid more, it will be necessary to submit an application and the entire amount will be compensated – explained Jacek Sasin. In his opinion, the increase of energy prices is the effect of the European Union’s climate policy. – For two years we have been protecting Poles against the effects of EU climate policy. We are not a wealthy society so that without the proposed protection individual energy consumers would not feel the increases. Rising energy prices are the result of, among others, the EU’s climate policy – stated the deputy prime minister.
At the beginning of the year, Jacek Sasin argued that the cost of compensating the increase in energy prices in the 2021 budget would amount to approx. PLN 3 billion.

Higher tariffs in 2020

At the beginning of January, the president of the Energy Regulatory Office approved the tariff for the sale of energy of PGE Obrót. The accounts of energy consumers in households (G11 group) will be on average 10,5-11 percent higher. In December, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office approved energy tariffs for two so-called “Ex officio sellers” – Enea and Energa Obrót. In this case, household bills (G11 group) will be higher on average by 12,2 and 11,3 percent, respectively. Earlier, in mid-December, the regulator approved a tariff for the sale of energy to customers using the Tauron Sale tariff. Bill increase for Tauron customers Sales from January 1, 2020 will range from 11,4 to 12,9 percent.