The cogeneration fee rate in 2024 will increase to PLN 6.18 per megawatt hour (MWh) from PLN 4.96 this year. This is according to the regulation of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, which was published on Friday. Initially, the ministry announced that the fee amount would not change. The cogeneration fee is one of the items on the electricity bill.
On Friday, the Regulation of the Minister of Climate and Environment on the cogeneration fee rate for 2024 was published in the Journal of Laws.
Cogeneration fee 2024
The Ministry of the Environment in mid-September this year. in the regulatory impact assessment attached to the draft regulation, he announced that the fee would not be changedto protect electricity consumers against bill increases. According to the project from a few weeks ago, the rate was to be the same as this year, i.e. PLN 4.96/MWh.
Ultimately, however, the cogeneration fee will increase to PLN 6.18/MWh.
The authors of the regulation noted that “the cogeneration fee rate will have a negligible impact on the bills of end users of electricity.” Estimates of the Ministry of Climate show that this will mean an average burden of approximately PLN 18.53 per year for one household. Assuming that the average annual electricity consumption is 3 MWh.
“The increase in the cogeneration fee will be compensated by a change in the RES fee,” we read in the regulatory impact assessment of October 6 this year.
The regulation published on Friday will enter into force on January 1, 2024.
The cogeneration fee rate is established annually by the minister responsible for energy, after consulting the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, by way of a regulation, based on the level of system operating costs.
Next year, capacity fee rates will also increase. It is also one of the components of the electricity bill.
What is a cogeneration fee?
As indicated in the justification, the purpose of the cogeneration fee is to support cogeneration, i.e. the simultaneous production of heat and electricity.
The support mechanism for electricity from high-efficiency cogeneration is financed from the cogeneration fee as part of the tariffs of electricity system operators, which means that the costs of operating the support are transferred to all electricity consumers in proportion to the volume of energy consumed.
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