The National Energy Regulatory Entity (ENRE) approved the new tariff tablesto be applied from 0 am on June 1 for residential users level 1, 2 and 3 by the distribution companies of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) Edenor and Edesur, through resolutions 423/2023 and 424/2023 published this Wednesday in the Official Gazette.
The new tariff tables for users of Edenor and Edesur, which will be applied from next month, will reflect an increase of between 11% and 36% according to the category of each household according to the segmentation.
In relation to the current table, the average rate of the residential category level 1 increases on average by 11% in both distributors, but for general users G1 the increase is 41% in Edenor and 38% in Edesur, for G2 it is 32% and 29% respectively, and for G3 27% and 24%.
On the other hand, the bills of Level 2 users increase on average 26% in Edenor and 22% in Edesur; those of Levels 3 -low and medium voltage- do between 23% and 13% in the northern zone of the AMBA, and between 20% and 9% in the southern zone.
Large users and social tariff
The Large Users of the Distributor (Gudis), with demands greater than 300 kilowatts (kW) increase in low voltage by 12% in both distributors, and in medium voltage by 6% in Edenor and 5% in Edesur.
And average pre-tax bills increase on average by 36% across the two companies.
The ENRE stressed that "users of level 2 would pay on average 64% less than those of level 1, in the case of Edenor, and 63% less in the case of Edesur."
In addition, he pointed out that "for Public Good Entities and for the calculation of the social tariff, they must take into account the tariff table that corresponds to level 2."
In the case of level 3, with respect to the current table, the average increase will be 24%, in both distributors.
Thus, these users, up to R4, would pay on average 66% less than those of level 1, this percentage being decreasing as consumption increases to reach 11% average.
The resolution also specified that, with these new tables, the average rate of Edenor is in the order of $ 21,855 per kWh, and that of Edesur, at $ 21,379.
In the Official Gazette of this Wednesday, the schedule to carry out the Comprehensive Tariff Review Process (RTI) was also announced, through Resolution 422/2023. Something that the ENRE had announced in April of this year for the distribution and transport segments.
That process, which defines what the regulatory framework for these public services will be, had been suspended in December 2020 and subsequently postponed.
In the case of distribution, the measure reaches the companies Edenor and Edesur, and in transport, Transener, Transnoa, Transnea, Transba, Transpa, Distrocuyo, Transco and EPEN.
In this regard, the schedule includes the call for public hearings for distribution companies and transporters along with other agencies.