Electricity Bill Details;
According to the decision of the Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association (ITIB) which concluded on September 19, 2013 and communicated to the Energy Market Regulatory Board (EPDK) on November 4, 2013, the application was halted by the wrongful cost of Leakage/Loss on electricity bills. However, there is a possibility that the Energy Market Regulatory Board will appeal the decision by December 4, 2013 and stop the execution.
After previously applications made by some consumers to the consumer arbitrator's committees individually; By adding the price to the unit price by preventing it from being seen in the invoice detail, consumers continue to pay lost/illegal costs.
Already, either by appealing the EPDK's decision; the decision to stop execution or the decision is implemented as is, but in the meantime, the price of electricity units can be increased by the rate of loss/leakage.
What are electricity bill details?
- Leak/Loss fee, (added to unit price even though not seen on invoice)
- Retail Service Charge,
- Transmission System Usage Fee,
- Distribution System Usage Fee
- Counter Reading Fee,
- Energy Fund,
- TRT share,
- Municipal Excise Duty
Available as standard. Each of these titles needs pages of explaining, but today we will try to address the missing/leak section and review other titles in the coming days.
The definitions of Loss and Leakage have different meanings technically, but in short, without this technical separation; it is billed to consumers by expressing it as loss/leakage costs.
What does it mean to be lost in electricity? What's a fugitive?
It's missing; lost electricity is a purely technical problem, and it is a lost energy that is impossible to reduce below a certain rate, at least with current technologies, in accordance with the characteristics of the electrical grid, and can be understood as a kind of waste.
He's a fugitive. leakage electricity is defined as interfering with the distribution system or counters or measurement system or installation, preventing accurate detection of consumption, incomplete or incorrect measurement, or consuming electrical energy in violation of legislation without being measured at all or passed through the legally establishedd meter.
In distribution companies that have been completed since 2011, the illegal loss rates that have been reduced within the scope of the commitments of distribution companies to EPDK have not been reflected to consumers to this day.
It is the responsibility of electricity distribution companies to improve the distribution network, reduce technical losses and prevent leaks. The consequences of not lowering technical losses and preventing illegal use are reflected in consumers as punishment. As a result of an application in which the authority is in place, it is not fair to reflect to consumers as well as their use.