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The currently effective tariffs (document avaliable in Latvian) will be valid until 31 December 2024. The algorithm is the following: the higher is the consumption, the lower are the tariffs. The largest winners are customers, who are efficiently using the connection power. The Tariff calculator will help you choose the most suitable tariff for your convenience.
To find out, which tariff is currently effective in your property, and change the selected tariff, visit the customer portal e-st.lv.
In order to use all advantages of tariffs, it is significant to properly use the capacity of your selected power network connection, i.e., you shall consume the amount of electricity corresponding to the respective connection, and maximize the power network load. The biggest winners of the reduction in the payment for supply of electricity are those customers who consume a large part of the total consumed electricity at night or on weekends and have selected the S3 tariff, which is most appropriate for such habits of electricity consumption.
This tariff is intended for a 5-year regulation period (from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2024).
The costs of electricity distribution system services are mainly comprised of maintenance and development of the power network. The implemented investment projects allow to reduce the number of damages and reduce the time for their elimination.
The distribution system service amounts to approximately one third of costs in customer invoices (along with the cost of consumed electricity, MPC and VAT).
Approximately 25% of this share is the payment for the service of transmission network operator Augstsprieguma tīkls AS, while the rest of the invoiced sum for distribution are the costs of the distribution system operator. Within the framework of differentiated tariffs, the payment for the service of distribution system operator is calculated by adding the fixed costs for electricity connection and the variable component - the payment for supply (distribution) of electricity –, which is calculated on the basis of consumed electricity.
No, this cannot be done, because the tariff S1 (metering in one time zone) is applied for such connections.
A reduced electricity system service tariff is applied in cases, when the current quality determined in the regulatory enactments and standards is not ensured.
An application for reduced electricity system service tariff can be submitted on the customer portal e-st.lv, selecting the section Apply for a service -> Other services and completing a free form application. Sadales tīkls AS will perform measuring of current quality for your property free of charge. If the current quality complies with the requirements, a reduced electricity system service tariff is not applied. You can also request an accredited laboratory to perform electricity current measuring. If such an accredited laboratory detects non-conformity of the current quality, Sadales tīkls AS will cover the measuring costs. Information on accredited laboratories in Latvia can be obtained on the homepage of the Latvian National Accreditation Bureau www.latak.lv.
If the current quality does not comply with requirements:
A reduced distribution system service tariff is applied to the payment for electricity distribution (calculated by applying a coefficient 0.5). Whereas the payment for ensuring of connection, current value of the input circuit breaker or permitted load remains unchanged.
If you have a single-phase connection, reducing of ICB is not useful, because the fixed payment for the connection is constant. Whereas if your object has a three-phase connection, you can revise the input circuit breaker (ICB) current value or consider changing the type of connection from a three-phase connection to a single-phase connection.
Yes, you have to pay for both. If an object has several power network inputs, the payment for input circuit breaker (ICB) current value is calculated by adding together ICB current in all inputs.
The charge for electricity supply has been decreased, but the charge for providing the connection has not been changed.
When applying tariffs S-3 and S-8 with a different fee for electricity supply in various time zones (day, night, weekend, maximum hours), electricity consumption is calculated for each time zone separately.
Tariff S-3: Monday to Friday, 7.00 - 23.00.
Tariff S-8: Monday to Friday, 7.00 - 8.00, 10.00 - 17.00, and 20.00 - 23.00.
Night and weekend zone
Monday to Friday, 23.00 - 7.00, on holidays - 24/7.
Tariff S-8: Monday to Friday, 8.00 - 10.00, 17.00 - 20.00.
The Public Utilities Commission with the Council Decision No.172 of 27 November 2019 approved the electricity distribution system service tariff project of Sadales tīkls, which will be effective until 31 December 2024. The currently effective tariffs are available here: Elektroenerģijas sadales sistēmas pakalpojumu diferencētie tarifi (avaliable in Latvian).
To find out, which tariff is currently effective in your property, and to change the selected tariff, if necessary, visit the customer portal e-st.lv.
Reflection of costs in the invoice
Based on the selected tariff, the payment for distribution and transmission services in your invoice can be divided into several positions:
The information on what positions your selected tariff is comprised of is available here.
To change the tariff plan, contact your electricity supplier or visit the customer portal e-st.lv.
Tariffs S6 and S8 are applied to commercial objects, as well as to state institutions, public and governmental organizations, etc. These tariffs are applied only to objects with three-phase connections. Each of these tariffs is divided into three tariff plans: basic tariff, plan 1 and plan 2. The economically most beneficial tariff can be calculated, taking into consideration the average electricity consumption and simultaneously the permitted load or input circuit breaker (ICB) current value. It is significant to consider, how usefully the requested capacity is used for ensuring of the economic activity. Probably, it is more beneficial to renounce from some part of the existing capacity that is not used.
Find out, which of the 3 offered tariff plans is economically most beneficial! The Tariff calculator
The tariff plan can be changed starting from the first day of the following month. To change the tariff plan, contact your electricity supplier or visit the customer portal e-st.lv.
In 2020, electricity producers were also charged less for the delivery of electricity consumed, in accordance with the new tariffs.
Furthermore, as of 1 January 2021, electricity producers, as well as any consumer of electricity before that, have to pay for the technical parameters of the connection (i.e. the generation capacity of the generating unit or the input circuit breaker (ICB) current level).
How are the capacity charges calculated for electricity producers?
If the difference between generation capacity and self-consumption load is less than or equal to zero, the electricity producer will not have to pay the capacity fee.
You can easily find out detailed technical information about the permitted producting capacity and the allowed owned consumption load of your facility in the customer portal e-st.lv, "Object information".
If the difference between producing capacity and allowed own consumption load is less than or equal to zero, the electricity producer will not have to pay the capacity fee. The power charge does not apply to microgenerators with a capacity of less than 11.1 kW.