Changes in the network fee

The prices of Elektrilevi's network services have changed from 1 July 2017. The new price list can be found here »

The average price of network services decreased due to Elektrilevi's increased efficiency. There are also a number of changes in the pricing model. Customers can check which package is the most suitable for them with the help of the package calculator.

What changed for residential customers?

  • The kWh price of the network service remains the sam for Network 1 (Võrk 1) and Network 2 (Võrk 2) packages, which do not include a monthly fee.
  • A new network package is added: Network 2 with a monthly fee (Võrk 2 kuutasuga).

  • The network fee decreased, as a rule, in Network 3 (Võrk 3) and Network 4 (Võrk 4) packages, which include a monthly fee. The fee components also changed: the current monthly and amperage fees (applicable until 30 June) have been replaced by a single monthly fee depending on the main fuse in detached houses and remain the same for most apartments.
  • For network connections of up to 63 A, the main fuse rating can be reduced free of charge until the end 2017. The appropriate main fuse rating can be chosen using the main fuse calculator.
  • A readiness or fixed fee will apply to places of zero or near zero consumption from 2018.

What changed for companies?

For network connections of over 63 A on low or medium voltage:

  • The average price dropped about 8%.

    The network fee will be reduced for most energy-intensive businesses.

  • New pricing model

    Until 30 June, a company pays for network services, a transmission fee, a reactive energy fee and, as a fixed component, an amperage fee or fee for power usage depending on the capacity the company is using. From 1 July, the fixed price component depends on the number of network connections and the contractual reserved network capacity for the customer.

  • Detailed information on changes for business customers with prices applicable from 1 July:

    • On a low voltage line on a line over 63A

    • On a low voltage line at a substation over 63A

    • On a medium voltage line

    • Information on changes for electricity producers

    • Medium voltage at a 100 kV substation

    • Fee for power usage.

Why were the changes necessary?

The main purpose of the changes is to secure the lowest possible price for network services in the long term. For this we need a network that meets the actual needs of customers. In other words, we should not be maintaining excess network capacity.

Our network currently covers about 57,000 consumption points that do not use or use very little electricity, but want to keep the network ready to supply. There are also over-dimensioned network capacities – main fuses with unnecessarily high ratings that affect the costs of the network company and therefore also the service price when the network is being upgraded. The changes will give us a better estimate of the network locations and capacities that our customers need and this helps us keep the service price as low as possible.