Load changes

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Starting from July 1 of this year, the implementation, restoration of electricity connection and load changes, as well as microgenerator connection is even more rapid, convenient and simple! The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in cooperation with Sadales tīkls has made significant changes to the regulations to improve the procedure of receiving services and the methodology for determining fees. For your convenience the new version of the regulations is available here.

If you apply for the service before June 27, for the final calculation of costs we will use the currently applicable or the new connection fee calculation methodology to provide you with the lowest possible costs. The connection agreements concluded before June 30 will be implemented without changes.

Use the power load calculator for households and consult with a certified electrician or a designer of electrical networks. Note that the maximum permitted load of the electricity connection will influence further payment for electricity! Please read more on the connection power assessment here.

 

Load increase

Load of an electricity connection most frequently needs to be increased if the maximum permitted load of the connection is not sufficient for operation of existing or planned electrical appliances in the property. Increasing of load is a paid service. Read more information about the construction of a new connection, reconstruction of the existing connection or load changes here.

If there is no need to reconstruct the electrical network, you will only have to pay connection expenses: in a 0.4 kV electrical network – 76,73 EUR, incl. VAT, in a 6-20 kV electrical network – 101,69 EUR, incl. VAT.

Click on the button below to log in to the customer portal and request a technical solution offer and an estimated cost calculation. You can also apply for the service at your electricity trader.

Household  Business customer

 

Load decrease

In order to facilitate the efficient use of the power load and reduce the total cost for the electricity consumed, we encourage you to assess the necessary load from time to time. Load decrease is a free of charge service.

Click on the button below to log in to the customer portal and apply for the service. You can also apply for the service at your electricity trader.

 Household  Business customer

 

Load restoration

You can fully or partially restore the previously reduced load if both of the conditions below are met.

The electrical network meeting the technical requirements
has been preserved.

The necessary capacity is available in the connection point.

If any of these conditions is not met, load decrease will require reconstruction of the electrical network and the development of a construction project. Read more information about the construction of a new connection, reconstruction of the existing connection or load changes here.

Load restoration is a paid service.

Cost calculation principles

The load restoration fee consists of two items:

  1. connection costs – the fee for restoring the load: in a 0.4 kV electrical network – 76.73 EUR, incl. VAT, in a 6-20 kV electrical network – 101.69 EUR, incl. VAT;
  2. capacity maintenance costs – costs of the system operator for maintenance of the electrical network and additional capacity in accordance with the requested load.

The calculation of capacity maintenance costs is based on one of the following components specified in the system operator’s service tariffs and corresponding to the connection:

  • ensuring the connection EUR/year,
  • ICB current value EUR/A/year,
  • permitted load EUR/kW/year.

Read more about system operator’s service tariffs here.

The additional capacity maintenance fee is calculated according to the requested load, one of the tariff components indicated above and the number of days, starting with the date of reduction of the load, but not more than 24 months.

 

To apply for load restoration, click the button below. You can also apply for the service at your electricity trader.

Read more on the possibilities of reducing load temporarily and restoring it free of charge for connections in a 0.4 kV electrical network with the input circuit breaker load above 100A or in a 6–20 kV network here.

 Household  Business customer