VOUCHERS FOR ENERGY ALLOWANCES TO BE INTRODUCED
The Parliamentary Commission on Energy and Social Policies has discussed measures, proposed by the Ministry of Power Engineering and Energy Resources, for protecting the interests of the population when hiking heating energy and electricity prices.The new mechanism projects a two-rate tariff for payment of consumed electricity. Vouchers will be introduced for payment of target allowances for electricity bills. Coal and briquettes will be supplied pay-free to households in the lowest income bracket during the summer prior the respective heating season. An opportunity for even monthly payments of electricity bills will be created as well. The possibility for changing the coefficient for access to the system for energy allowances to 1.4 is being considered, too. Thus, the guaranteed minimum monthly income per capita of a household would be raised to BGN56.