Electricity consumers eligible for the retroactive electricity bill subsidy announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday will be able to submit their applications on an online platform which will open in early June, the government announced on Friday. The measure concerns invoices issued from December 2021 to this month and will cover consumption of the main residence in excess of 300 kilowatt hours per month for households whose declared annual income does not exceed 45,000 euros.
This concerns 1.3 million consumers who will be able to apply for the subsidy – with a ceiling of €600 each – on the state portal Gov.gr. In their application, they will have to declare their meter number and their bank account IBAN, while they will also have the possibility to update the information on their main residence.
The platform will automatically pull revenue data from Taxisnet, while from the electricity suppliers it will obtain the consumption figures, the subsidy already paid for the first 300 KWh/month and the sum of the rebates by the suppliers, as well as their cost. adjustment clause during these six months. From the total amount, the sum of subsidies and rebates will be deducted and 60% of the difference will be credited to consumers’ bank accounts up to 15 days after the request.
This practically means that consumers without floating electricity tariffs (i.e. no adjustment clause) will get no additional subsidy, while PPC customers with floating tariffs will only get a small subsidy. , because the utility already offers discounts for consumption between 300 and 600 MWh.
Deputy Finance Minister Thodoros Skylakakis clarified that the grant is protected against confiscation.
The total amount of the new support program for households and businesses, explained on Friday by the competent ministers, amounts to 3.2 billion euros for the rest of the year, of which 1.1 billion euros to be covered by the state budget. The cost of subsidies on electricity bills in May and June will reach 900 million euros.
Finance Minister Christos Staikouras also announced the extension until June of the diesel subsidy, at €0.15 per litre, for which the budget will pay €45 million.