All local authorities are eligible to purchase electric shock absorbers
L’electric damper It entered into force from 1er January 2023 to December 31, 2023. This applies to all supply contracts being completed for 2023, including those signed in 2022 and those to be signed during 2023. The shock absorber benefits all local authorities or groups of them. , whatever their size, when they no longer benefit from the tariff shield.
Specifically, the state will pay the difference between the contract energy price and 180 euros/MWh (ie 0.18 euros/kWh) for 50% of the electricity consumed.
- An example of a local authority contracting an electricity price, excluding Turpe (tariff for the use of the public electricity network) and taxes, averages €400/MW (€0.4/kW) over the year.
In this case, the State will report the cost of this energy at 180 euros/MW (0.18 euros/kWh) for 50% of the consumed volume. This means a reduction of €220/MW (€0.22/kW) at 50% of the volume. The price of the unit calculated at 100% of volumes will reach 290 euros/MW. Thus, the shock absorber allows to reduce the unit price by 110 euros/MWh (0.11 euros/KWh). Thus, the state pays 110 EUR/MWh (0.11 EUR/KWh) of the total bill through the buffer, i.e. about 20% of the total bill (including taxes, the “subscription” part and Turpe).
The electricity buffer is subject to a double ceiling on the total annual amount and unit price. The first ceiling does not apply to local authorities and their groups.
With regard to the flat rate ceiling: the amount of the damper paid from 50% of the amount of electricity covered by the damper cannot exceed 320 euro/MW (ie 0.32 euro/kWh) of the ceiling aid. Specifically, this means that the amount of the buffer paid is fixed when the average price of electricity exceeds 500 euro/MWh (0.5 euro/kWh).
- An example of a local authority contracting an electricity price excluding taxes is Turpe, which averages €600/MWh (€0.6/kWh) over the year.
In this case, the State will report the cost of this energy at 180 euro/MW (0.18 euro/KWh) for 50% of the consumed volume. However, this would mean a 420 euro/MWh (0.42 euro/kWh) reduction in the cost of energy for this 50% of the consumed volume, which is 320 euro/MWh (0.32 euro /KWh) exceeds the upper limit. Thus, the damping ceiling amount of 320 euro/MWh (0.32 euro/KWh) applies to 50% of the consumption covered by the damping. This would result in a reduction of €320/MW (€0.32/KWh) at 50% of the volume. At 100% of the volumes, the average effect of the damper is therefore 160 euros/MWh (0.16 euros/KWh).
For 2023, adopted by the application of parts VIII and IX of article 181 of the financial law, published by the decree dated December 31, 2022. OJ from 1er January 2023 sets the terms of application tariff shield and electric damperalso determines its suitability. Consumers who are concerned about one or another of the devices should inform their suppliers by sending a certificate. A sample affidavit on the implementation of the tariff shield and electric shock absorber in 2023 is attached to the order.
The only information an electricity supplier needs to implement this device is its customer’s eligibility for the device. Local authorities or their groups must return the certificate of compliance to their supplier in order to be able to activate the damper for this contract.
This certificate must be completed and sent at the latest March 31, 2023 For contracts signed before February 28, 2023. If the certificate is actually signed before this date and the consumer is actually eligible, the amortizer will be reimbursed for the period prior to 1.er January 2023. Otherwise, the amortization will not be paid. The government strongly recommends that you complete the certificate as soon as possible and if possible by mid-January: the sooner the certificate is completed, the sooner the amortization will be paid.
For contracts signed after February 28, 2023, the certificate must be returned within one month of the effective date of the contract.
Note: beneficiary local authority electric damper In 2023, it will remain eligible for a safety net designed to partially offset additional energy costs for the most vulnerable communities. However, it will continue to benefit from it safety net only if they meet the eligibility criteria provided. The energy costs taken into account for the assessment of compliance and the calculation of the compensation amount for the safety net will be reduced thanks to the electric shock absorber. Although the electric shock absorber is a price reduction, the safety net fits the compensation prescription, the Government determines.
To know more: Frequently asked questions about the electric shock absorber