The new regulatory framework modifies natural gas transmission, local network and regasification tolls, as well as gas system charges. However, you don't have to worry about anything, as the change is made automatically.
What are the tolls and charges of the gas system? How are they regulated?
The CNMC (National Commission on Markets and Competition) sets tolls for basic services to access gas facilities. These amounts are charged for using transport and distribution systems and natural liquified gas plants. The method used to calculated these tolls is established in CNMC Circular 6/2020.
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), establishes charges for use of the gas system, which are specific payments that users of these facilities must make to offset system costs that are not directly associated with their use. The method for calculating these charges is established in Royal Decree 1184/2020.
How will the tolls and charges change on 1 October 2021?
Once a year, the CNMC updates gas tolls and adjusts the Fixed Term and Variable Term amount for each toll tariff. This year, as well as updating the calculation of the amount, from 1 October, the following will change:
- The structure and amount of tolls (tariff groups).
- Gas system charges and the breakdown in the bill.
How do these changes affect the Tariff of Last Resort (TLR) for gas?
The Tariff of Last Resort (TLR) for gas, which is the regulated tariff that can be used for supplies with a consumption of less than 50,000 kWh/year, continues to change quarterly. The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic challenge (MITERD) is responsible for updating it. The TLR always includes tolls and charges, so from 1 October, the MITERD will use the corresponding updated values to update it.
Here are the questions our customers ask most frequently.
|3.1||Below 5,000 kWh/year|
|Generally speaking, these are low consumption homes, without natural gas central heating but with hot water/cooking, or homes which have natural gas heating, but which do not use it much.|
|3.2||Between 5,000 and 50,000 kWh/year|
|Most homes with natural gas heating have this tariff.|
|3.1||Below 5,000 kWh/year||Generally speaking, these are low consumption homes, without natural gas central heating but with hot water/cooking, or homes which have natural gas heating, but which do not use it much.|
|3.2||Between 5,000 and 50,000 kWh/year||Most homes with natural gas heating have this tariff.|
|RL.1||Equal to or less than 5,000 kWh/year|
|RL.2||More than 5,000 kWh/year and equal to or less than 15,000 kWh/year|
|RL.3||More than 15,000 kWh/year and equal to or less than 50,000 kWh/year|
- You will be assigned a new gas tariff. Because there are more tariffs, prices are more closely tailored to the amount you use.
- You will see a new line in your bill for system charges. This is not a new item, it was already included in the price, only now it will be invoiced separately.