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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyAnnouncement of an Application Process of Surcharges on Electricity Rates to be Billed in and after April 2013 under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy

Under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy, the surcharges are added to monthly electricity rates. The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRI) hereby announces that such surcharges will be added to the electricity rates to be billed in April, 2013 at the same unit price of the surcharge as those in March, 2013 (FY2012 surcharges).

In addition, new unit price of the surcharge (FY2013 surcharge) that are currently under discussion and are planned to be determined by March, 2013, in association with determining the FY 2013 purchase prices, will be applied to the surcharge to be added to the electricity rates billed between May, 2013 and April, 2014

Since the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy launched in July, 2012, the surcharges are collected from electricity customers every month.

Collection of the surcharges began with the launch of the scheme in July, 2012, and they are calculated based on the amount of monthly electricity consumption in July, 2012, namely, the electricity rates billed in August, 2012.

Currently, the Procurement Price Calculation Committee is considering the purchase price for FY2013. The unit price of the FY2013 surcharge will be determined in association with the purchase price which the committee is to determine by the end of March, 2013. Accordingly, the unit price of the FY2013 surcharge will be determined by the end of March, 2013.

As purchasing electricity at the FY2013 purchase price will begin in April, 2013, application of FY2013 surcharges will begin for the monthly electricity consumption in April, 2013, that is, for the electricity rates to be billed in May, 2013 and the same unit surcharge will be applied to electricity rates to be billed in and before April, 2014.

ANRI, therefore, announces that the electricity rates for monthly consumption in April, 2013 will be collected by applying the same unit surcharge in and before March, 2013 (FY2012 surcharges).

In addition, the existing ministerial ordinance stipulates that the surcharge should be added to electricity rates at the same unit surcharge between April, 2013 and March, 2014. To coordinate with the above process, ANRI will revise the ordinance through necessary procedures by the end of March, 2013, so that the surcharges are able to be added to the electricity rates billed between May, 2013 and April, 2014 at the same unit surcharge.

Release Date

February 26, 2013

Division in Charge

New and Renewable Energy Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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