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Polish household electricity bill will increase by 24% in 2022


Traffic is seen in front of the PGNiG Termika Zeran thermal power plant after sunset in Warsaw, Poland on June 19, 2019. Photo taken on June 19, 2019. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel / File Photo

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December 17 (Reuters) – Customers of Polish energy companies Enea (ENAE.WA), PGE (PGE.WA), Tauron (TPE.WA) and Energa (ENGP.WA) will have to pay around 24% more for energy in 2022, based on tariffs approved by the Polish Energy Regulatory Office on Friday.

The rate increase amounts to approximately 21 zlotys ($ 5.14) net per month.

The regulator cited high wholesale energy prices and the cost of purchasing CO2 emission rights as reasons for the increase in energy bills.

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The new rates will take effect on January 1.

Separately, the regulator approved a new tariff that will see residential customers of state-controlled PGNiG (PGN.WA) pay more for their gas.

The increase means that a consumer who uses gas to prepare their meals will pay around 41% or 9 zlotys more per month for their gas, while those who use a lot of gas, for example to heat their home, will pay around 54%. or 56 zlotys. Following.

($ 1 = 4.0880 zlotys)

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Reporting by Anna Pruchnicka Editing by Jason Neely and Mark Potter

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