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The costs of the electricity distribution system services are mainly made up of the costs of the electrical network maintenance and development. The implemented investment projects make it possible to reduce the number of faults and shorten the time required for their rectification.
A reduced electricity system service tariff is applied in cases where the voltage quality set forth in regulations and standards is not ensured (justification: Section 92 of Cabinet Regulations No. 50 – Regulations Regarding the Trade and Use of Electricity of 21 January 2014, available in Latvian). An application for a reduced electricity system service tariff may be submitted on the customer portal e-st.lv by choosing the section Submit an application -> Other services and filling in the Free-form application. After the application is registered, Sadales tīkls will measure the voltage quality at the object. This service is provided free of charge. If the voltage quality meets the requirements, a reduced electricity system service tariff will not be applied. You also have the opportunity to request a measurement of the electrical voltage from an accredited laboratory. In the event that an accredited laboratory finds inadequacy of the voltage quality, Sadales tīkls will cover the measurement costs. Information about the laboratories accredited in Latvia is available on the website of the National Accreditation Body of Latvia www.latak.lv (information available in Latvian). If the voltage quality does not meet the requirements:
A reduced distribution system service tariff is applied to the electricity distribution fee (this is calculated by applying a factor of 0.5). In turn, the fee for the connection, the current value of the input circuit breaker (ICB) or the permitted load remains unchanged.
Do you know what makes up your electricity bill? It consists of several positions: The total monthly amount of the bill depends on:
Changes in Sadales tīkls tariff structure require that absolutely all users must pay a fixed monthly fee for ensuring the connection. The fee for the distribution system services tariffs is not affected by the selected product of the electricity trader or the type of payment.
If the agreement enters into force or is terminated in the middle of the payment period (not on the 1st day of the month), the fixed connection fee is calculated in proportion to the number of days in which the agreement is in force.
Support for electricity payments is provided to protected users*. The support is offered by the trader Latvenergo AS. Detailed information is available here! * a poor or low-income family or a large family that uses electricity for its own needs in its household
No, it is not possible, because S1 tariff is applied to such connections (metering in one time zone).
If you have a single-phase connection, it is not helpful to reduce the current value of the input circuit breaker (ICB), because the fixed connection fee is constant. If, however, there is a three-phase connection at your object, you can revise the current value of the ICB or consider the possibility of switching the connection type from the three-phase connection to the single-phase connection.
Yes, you have to pay for both. If there are several electrical network inputs at the object, the fee for the current value of the input circuit breaker (ICB) is applied by summing up the ICB current in the inputs.
A fixed connection fee is the fee for ensuring the connection, the fee for the current value of the installed input circuit breaker (ICB) or the fee for the permitted power (according to the tariff or the tariff plan).
The fixed connection fee must be paid while there is a contractual relationship between the customer and the electricity trader, including for the objects where the electricity supply has been suspended.
The fixed connection fee is intended for ensuring the connection and it does not depend on electricity consumption. In the event of faults or incidents at electrical installations, Sadales tīkls acts promptly to ensure the fastest possible restoration of the electricity supply. If the electricity supply is not restored within the time limit set forth in regulations, users have the right to request the reimbursement of the fixed connection fee for the given period. In accordance with Section 93 of Cabinet Regulations No. 50 – Regulations Regarding the Trade and Use of Electricity (available in Latvian), in the case of accident or damage of the electrical installations of the system operator, the system operator shall register damages and ensure rectification of the damage as quickly as possible (not longer than within 24 hours).
You can temporarily abandon the use of electricity without a time limit, but the fixed connection fee will be charged while there is a contractual relationship between the customer and the electricity trader. Temporary disconnection of electricity is a paid service according to Sadales tīkls price list. To apply for the service, log in to the customer portal e-st.lv, select the section Submit an application -> Other services and fill in the Application for temporary suspension of the electricity supply.
In order to find out the technical parameters of the object, for example, the number of phases or the current value and voltage of the input circuit breaker (ICB) quickly and easily, log in to the customer portal e-st.lv. Select the section Object information, go to the subsection Electricity supply objects and click on Technical information for the relevant object.
Instantaneous data reading is only available to some business customers. These are the measurements of the electrical network voltage from the electricity meter at a given time (for example, when simultaneously switching on all equipment at the object). Instantaneous data reading helps you to determine if the connection power of the electrical network at the object is used in an optimum way. This service is available to business customers if the meter installed at the object provides instantaneous data reading. You can check if there is an opportunity to read instantaneous data at your object by logging in to the customer portal e-st.lv. Select the section Consumptions and readings and go to the subsection Online readings (if you have this section available, this means that your object is equipped with a meter that reads instantaneous data).
The mandatory procurement is a support mechanism set by the state for electricity producers generating electricity in cogeneration plants or from renewable energy sources. The administration of the mandatory procurement of electricity is provided by the public trader whose duties have been fulfilled by Enerģijas publiskais tirgotājs AS since 1st of April 2014. The mandatory procurement costs are covered by all end users of electricity in the form of mandatory procurement components (MPC) payments. The size of the MPC is approved by the Public Utilities Commission. Since 1st of January 2019, the MPC for end users is made up of:
Read more about the MPC calculation procedure on the website of Enerģijas publiskais tirgotājs AS www.eptirgotajs.lv. To calculate the size of the MPC, please use a convenient and easy informational tool – the MPC calculator, developed by Enerģijas publiskais tirgotājs AS. You can find out the consumption details and connection technical parameters required for the calculation by contacting your electricity trader or on Sadales tīkls customer portal e-st.lv.