What comes next for small business customers connected to the low-voltage network, who are currently supplied with electricity from the regulated market? How they will be supplied after October 1, 2020? These and other key questions about the upcoming steps in the process of liberalization of the electricity market are explained by the Ministry of Energy.
From October 1, 2020, non-household consumers connected to the low voltage network must enter the free market. Therefore, by September 30, 2020, each business consumer should conclude a contract with a electricity supplier at freely negotiated prices or remain with the existing supplier, in its role of electricity trader.
Now, the regulated price of electricity includes the costs of balancing, “obligations to society” fee, and the costs of network services. When concluding a contract for the supply of electricity at freely negotiated prices, the parties sign a contract for combined services, the subject of which is the sale of electricity and payment for all services used by the end consumer, including network services and balancing.
All information provided by the Ministry of Energy is available at: me.government.bg/files/useruploads/files/info_liberalizacia_09.07-ultra_last.docx
Source: Ministry of energy