The end of electricity subsidies does not bring additional charges for consumersas the kilowatt-hour prices announced by providers for January (green invoice) range at the same or even lower levels than those of subsidies.

This positive development is primarily a result of continued de-escalation of the price of natural gas in the international market and mild weather conditions which keep the wholesale electricity price low and secondarily the competition among the providers caused by the intervention of the Minister of Environment and Energy Theodoros Skylakakis.

Particularly, the PPC announced a fee of 13.63 cents per kilowatt hour for consumption up to 500 kilowatt hours per month. For consumptions above 500 kilowatt hours, the charge is 14.59 cents per kilowatt hour. For those customers on a night rate, the night rate is 11.15 cents per kilowatt hour.

In Protergiathe charge is at 14.26 cents per kilowatt hour.

In HERONthe charge is at 14.05 cents per kilowatt hour.

In Elpedison the charge is at 17.06 cents per kilowatt hour

In Natural Gas Hellenic Energy Companythe charge is 14.26 cents per kilowatt hour.

In NRG the charge is 14.1 cents per kilowatt hour.

In ZeniΘthe charge is 16.94 cents per kilowatt hour.

In Voltonthe charge is 14.42 cents per kilowatt hour.

In Volterrathe charge is 14.39 cents per kilowatt hour.

It is reminded that from January 1st, those consumers who have not chosen another tariff must be included in the green plan. Until January 31, they have the right to object, but without retroactive effect. That is, they can choose to change tariff or provider, but they will pay based on the charges of the green for as many days as they stay on it.

As noted by a Kathimerini report, consumers should be aware that the basic electricity supply price in the green tariff may change every six monthsbut suppliers are obliged to inform them in writing two months in advance. The discount on the basic supply price, as well as the fixed rate, can change every month and are announced every 1st of the month together with the final kilowatt-hour billing price.

Consumers can change tariff or provider at any time without charge.