Application for discounts on the electricity bill can be made by whom? Consumers who manage to reduce electricity consumption at home between September and December will have a bonus on their bill.
The consumer who manages to reduce the consumption of electric energy inside the house as of this month of September will be entitled to a bonus on the electricity bill for next year. The measure is part of the Incentive Program for the Voluntary Reduction of Electric Energy Consumption, created in the midst of the worst water crisis in 91 years.
To be entitled to the bonus, the consumer will need to reduce from 10% to 20% of electricity consumption in the months of September to December 2021.
Understand how the discount will work and how to know if you’re saving enough to get a reduction in next year’s electricity bill.
Consumers eligible to receive the bonus are those of low voltage (group B) and medium and high voltage (group A), only in residential, industrial, commerce, services and other activities, rural and public service consumption classes, including those residential with the benefit of the Social Electricity Tariff (TSEE).
Consumers who will not be entitled to the bonus are those with a distributed generation system (generators and beneficiaries), special and free consumers (who purchase electricity in the free contracting environment) and those who do not have a history of measured consumption that allows the measurement of the reduction.
To be entitled to the bonus, the consumer will need to reduce from 10% to 20% of electricity consumption in the months of September to December 2021. The sum of consumption of these months must be 10% to 20% less than the sum of the consumption in the same period of 2020.
For example. If consumption was 100 kw/h between September and December 2020, now the consumer will need to consume a maximum of between 80 and 90 kw/h during the period from September to December 2021 to be entitled to the bonus. The consumer does not need to register or register with the electricity distributor to be entitled to receive the bonus.
Consumers are not obliged to reduce their consumption, as the program is voluntary. To be entitled to the discount, the sum of electricity consumption from September to December 2021 must be less than the sum of the same period in 2020, by at least 10%.
That is, you do not need to save exactly 10% in each month, it is enough that the sum of the savings in the period is at least 10%.
No. If the consumer saves more than 20% of the sum for the period between September and December 2020, he will not receive an additional bonus for this. The savings cap for the bonus has been set between 10% and 20%.
No. The consumer will only receive the bonus if the sum of electricity consumption from September to December 2021 is at least 10% lower than the sum of the same period in 2020.
But even if you don’t receive a bonus, the lower energy consumption will mean a reduction in the following month’s electricity bill.
If the reduction target is reached, the consumer will receive a bonus of BRL 0.50 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of the total energy saved between September and December 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.
The bonus calculated will be reported on the first electricity bill received after the calculation of consumption for the month of December 2021 and credited as a deduction of the amount payable in the subsequent electricity bill.
According to Aneel, electricity distributors must inform their customers what the reduction target is, based on consumption from September to December 2020.
They must also inform consumers of partial reductions in a clear and objective manner.
According to Aneel, consumers who do not have a history of consumption that allows measuring the reduction will not be entitled to the bonus.
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