The Highest Increase in Electricity in the History of the Republic

The Highest Increase in Electricity in the History of the Republic
The Highest Increase in Electricity in the History of the Republic

In the first 2022 minutes of 20, news of 6 hikes came one after the other. Electricity was the highest increase in the history of the Republic. Electricity tariffs were hiked for all consumer groups, including taxes and funds. The natural gas used in residences was increased by 25 percent. The sales price of natural gas used by power generation plants increased by 15 percent, and the price of natural gas used in industry increased by 50 percent. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has announced the bridge and Eurasia Tunnel fees that will be valid from 1 January in Istanbul. There were tolls in both directions on two bridges in Istanbul. EPGIS announced that there was a price increase of 1 lira 29 cents in diesel, 61 cents in gasoline and 78 cents in LPG. EPGIS announced that there was a price increase of 1 lira 29 cents in diesel, 61 cents in gasoline and 78 cents in LPG.

1. The highest hike in electricity in the history of the Republic

The Board decision of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) on the subject was published in the repeated issue of the Official Gazette.

According to the calculation made from the tariff tables in the Official Gazette, an average of 52 percent to 130 percent increase was made in electricity tariffs, including taxes and funds for residential, industrial and commercial subscriber groups.

The said rate may vary according to tariff groups.

EXPLANATION FROM EMRA

In the written statement made by EMRA, it was stated that the gradual tariff application was started within the scope of the law adopted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM), and the following expressions were used:

  • The goal of the staggered tariff is to protect our low-income citizens and to increase savings and efficiency in energy use. As it is known, as a result of the increase in raw material prices due to the pandemic conditions, there have been great increases in energy costs.
  • In the prices of coal used in electricity generation in the world spot markets; There was a 5-fold increase in natural gas prices and a 10-fold increase in natural gas prices. The Turkish energy sector was also affected by the extraordinary cost increases that emerged at the global level in this process. However, with the cooperation between our institutions, these increases were reflected to our consumers at a minimum level.
  • In addition, in order to protect our citizens from these increases, our state provided a total of 2021 billion liras in 100 by covering half of the electricity bills and four-fifths of the natural gas.

In the statement, which has become mandatory for the sustainability of energy markets, cost-based pricing and predictability, the final price is 1 for consumption amounts up to 2022 kWhe per month for residential subscribers as of January 150, 1,37, with the transition to efficiency-oriented gradual tariff. It will be applied as 150 TL/ kWh and 2,06 TL/ kWh for monthly consumptions over XNUMX kWh.

2. A 15-25-50 percent hike in natural gas prices!

The sales price of natural gas used in residences was increased by 25%, the sales price of natural gas used for electricity generation was increased by 15%, and the sales price of natural gas used outside of electricity generation was increased by 50%.

3. Increase in the Eurasia Tunnel pass

The Ministry of Transport announced that the Eurasia tunnel toll was increased as of 1 January. The toll fee, which was paid as 2021 lira for a one-way car in 46, became 2022 lira in 53.

4. Bosphorus bridges will now be charged in both directions

How much is the current crossing prices of Fatih Sultan Mehmet and 15 July Martyrs Bridge?
Reminding that one-way pricing was made for the 15 July Martyrs and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, “As of January 1, 2022, the bridge tolls have been divided into two equal parts and changed to two-way. The one-way car toll on the Bosphorus bridges has been determined as 8,25 liras.” it was said.

5. Gasoline hike

On the last day of the year, 61 cents for gasoline, 78 cents for LPG, 1 lira and 29 cents for diesel fuel.

6. The price of green energy has increased… The decision has been published in the Official Gazette.

The green energy and distribution cost to be applied by the assigned supply companies to the consumers who choose the green tariff has been determined. It will vary between 203,56 cents and 222,70 cents per kilowatt-hour.

The Board decision of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) on the subject was published in the duplicate issue of the Official Gazette.

According to this, the kilowatt-hour price of the green energy and distribution price approved by EMRA and which will be effective as of January 1, is 203,56, depending on whether it is low voltage, medium voltage, single term or binary term, and is used for industry, commercial, residential, agricultural irrigation and lighting purposes. It will vary between 222,70 and XNUMX cents.

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