Territorial Supplement in the electricity bills

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Territorial Supplement in the electricity bills

Territorial Supplement in the electricity bills


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On March 6, 2019, Order TEC/271/2019 was promulgated, establishing territorial supplements in relation to the electric energy access tolls corresponding to the 2013 financial year. And the procedure for the liquidation of territorial supplements is established.

In short, 5 years later, energy consumers must pay these taxes. According to Law 24/2013 of the Electricity Sector, in the event that the electrical activities were taxed with taxes of an autonomous nature, the access toll would be added a territorial supplement to be paid by the consumers of the autonomous community that created them.

What are Territorial Supplements?

The Territorial Supplements are a fee that covers the amount of each regional tax set in 2013. The income obtained will be destined to the Electric Companies that assumed the payment of the regional taxes in 2013. The electric energy access tolls are part of the price of electricity, and are intended to cover different cost items in the electricity sector with regulated remuneration. Among others, they cover the cost of the activities of networks (transport and distribution of electric energy) and production from renewable energy sources, cogeneration and waste with primacy.

Who does the payment correspond to?

The territorial supplement may change according to the Autonomous Community, and its cost will depend on the rate and power contracted and the consumption made in 2013. There are also distinctions between the domestic consumer and the main industries.

How is the amount to be billed calculated?

The calculation thereof, and where appropriate the fractionation indicated in this section, corresponding to each of the concepts of regularization will correspond to the Distributor.

El cálculo de los mismos, y en su caso el fraccionamiento indicado en este apartado, correspondientes a cada uno de los conceptos de regularización corresponderá a la empresa Distribuidora.

How will it be billed?

Billing will begin on July 27, 2017, 6 months after the entry into force of the Ministerial Order ETU/35/2017. The collection of the same will be done by the Distributors and the Marketers:

  • In the first invoice issued and in a single payment, as long as the total amount is less than or equal to 2 euros, excluding taxes.
  • If it is greater than 2 euros, it will be divided into equal parts greater than one euro by the distribution companies on the invoices that are issued within a maximum period of twelve months from the first regularization.

Therefore, the adjustments will be reflected in the corresponding invoice or invoices with the denomination «Territorial supplement for autonomous taxes of the Autonomous Community where its supply for the year 2013 is located».

Payment of this fee is mandatory for energy consumers resident in the areas described and with a contract in force between January 1 and December 21, 2013.


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