“We will not leave local governments and vulnerable institutions alone with soaring energy prices“- wrote the Ministry of State Assets on Twitter. He added that the head of the ministry, Jacek Sasin, sent the prime minister a draft of a solution that would” protect them against gigantic increases in electricity bills. “
The project assume introduction of a maximum energy price at the level of PLN 618.24 / MWh, which represents a 40% increase over the average tariff for households in 2022, vulnerable consumers and local governments.
Another solution is introducing a levy on extraordinary profits of companies for 2022, including those from energy companies. This is to “provide funds to support vulnerable recipients, local government units, and other recipients.”
Sasin asks that the project be urgently examined by the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers and it was put to the government’s deliberations as early as next Tuesday, September 27.
Local governments demand protective measures because they are just getting proposals for new energy prices for 2023, which are even several times higher than those they pay this year.
The Mayor of Wrocław, Jacek Sutryk, announced on Tuesday at a press conferencethat the only submitted offer was opened in the tender for the purchase of electricity for 2023. PGE’s offer was based on PLN 405 million. – This is an increase of over 500 percent. In the previous year, our purchasing group in the city, consisting of 270 entities, paid a total of PLN 66 million for the purchase of electricity. So now we would have to pay PLN 339 million more. The situation is serious. The Polish state is in crisis – said Sutryk.
About the tax on windfall profits President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, spoke earlier. In this way, the EU wants to limit the incomes of electricity generators and force fossil fuel companies to share the profits they derive from rising energy prices.
– Nowadays it is a mistake to derive extraordinary record revenues and profits from the war. Nowadays, profits have to be shared and directed to those who need them most – emphasized von der Leyen during her speech on the State of the European Union.