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ERO: Gas Sales to Communities and Housing Cooperatives - Rules

ERO: Gas Sales to Communities and Housing Cooperatives – Rules

The Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) states that gas sellers must apply the regulator-approved tariff to households also to housing associations and cooperatives, if gas is sold to their individual customers.

In accordance with applicable regulations, effective October 1, 2017, the President of the ERO will only approve tariffs for gas sold to domestic consumers only. As reported Thursday by the Bureau of Energy Regulation, three years ago, the regulator published its position on the situation in which gas is supplied to multi-unit buildings, where the recipient is the owner or manager of the multi-unit building.

Gas sales to residential communities and cooperatives

As the HRO emphasized in the statement, residential communities and cooperatives bring together, inter alia, household gaseous fuel consumers, who, due to technical conditions, often do not purchase gas for consumption in their homes, and for whom the purchase is made by the community or cooperative . In the opinion of the head of the ERO, in such cases where the actual consumer is a family, the gas seller is required to use the gas prices specified in the tariff approved in the settlements.

The Energy Act defines a home consumer as an end user who purchases gaseous fuels only for domestic consumption. According to the position of the head of the ERO, tariffs approved by the regulator should apply to the seller in all cases where gas is purchased only for consumption in the home, for example on behalf of consumers in homes living in a multi-unit building, and one of the parties to the contract with the seller is, For example, a housing association or a housing cooperative.

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However, the Energy Regulatory Bureau assures that if a business is registered in the premises of a multi-apartment building, this generally excludes the possibility of settlement of gas consumption in these buildings using the tariff approved by the regulatory authority. In such cases, it is necessary to consult with the seller about the possible determination of the method of checking the amount of gas purchased for domestic consumption in such a building and for other purposes – he indicates the office.

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Variables of concluding contracts and billing customers using gas for domestic purposesure.gov.pl

Gas prices in 2022. Increases hit pockets

The Vice President of Warsaw, Renata Kaznowska, reported this a few days ago One city clinic is set to pay more than 800 percent for gas in 2022 compared to last year. In turn, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Council added that it is not the only entity in the city that pays several times more for gas.

According to information presented by Kaznovska at Wednesday’s conference, some city residents who are not connected to the city’s gas network, but have so-called collective gas boilers will see an increase of 980 percent. They do not have individual agreements signed with gas suppliers and are not covered by the anti-inflation shield. Kaznowska emphasized their treatment by the government as commercial recipients. Hence, for example, a resident who currently pays PLN 231 for gas per month will have to pay 1,500 PLN as of January. It was about buildings belonging to the property management board of WłochyWhere bills will increase by up to 980 percent. A complaint announced. On Wednesday after 4pm, I reported that the document had already been submitted to the Energy Regulatory Office.

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On Wednesday in the Chamber of Deputies, Jan Grabeck, a member of the Civic Alliance, together with Warsaw Vice President Renata Kaznowska, appealed to the government to take action on gas prices.

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ERO decision on gas tariff

December 17 The head of the Energy Regulatory Bureau approved the new tariffs To sell gas to PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny and distribute this fuel to Polska Spółka Gazownictwa. The fuel gas tariff was to be increased by about 83 percent net, and overall, the average bill was an increase of 54 percent.

As explained by the Office of Energy Regulatory (URE), for the statistical recipient in the W-1.1 group consuming only gas to prepare meals, the increase was only slightly lower—41 percent. In the case of customers of the W 2.1 group – water heating, including “stoves” – the payment was to be increased by 54%, that is, by 56 net PLN per month. On the other hand, consumers who consumed the most fuel, that is, those who heat their homes with gas (tariff group W-3.6), had to pay approximately PLN 174 net per month (payments increased by 58%).

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