Price for each consumer group will more than before depend on the costs
necessary for that consumer group
If previously the big energy consumers have also been covering a notable part of the costs for
small consumers, then in future the price will more and more depend on the costs necessary for
each consumer group. Until now the price in Estonia has been for small consumers one of the most
favourable in Europe, and to the contrary – the big consumers who have also covered the costs of
slammer consumers have paid considerably higher network charges compared to European companies.
The changes in network charge pricing will make the prices more fair and the companies more
competitive, thereby promoting economic development.
The share of the fixed charge or network readiness charge is
The costs related to ensuring network connection do not significantly depend on how much
electricity is consumed. Therefore more and more fixed charges are applied in the network
charge. The share of this in Estonia has been lower than in the neighbouring countries and the
rest of Europe, but the tendency is toward growth. On account of the growing fixed charges we
can lower the kWh-based or variable component.
Optional packages will be added, which will allow a more favourable
network charge outside the peak load times
Flexible pricing will help to spread out the peak load of the network and direct consumption
away from peaks. This helps to avoid situations where the network transmission capacity has to
be increased and capital-intensive investments have to be made only due to momentary needs.
The network charge will continue to become cheaper in real prices, i.e.
compared to the consumers' purchasing power
We can predict a slight increase of network charges in nominal prices. Considering the growth of
the consumer price index (CPI), the network service will continue to become cheaper in real
prices, i.e. compared to the consumers' purchasing power.