People’s bills will come late

The energy and gas bills will come late, and people will have to pay all at once for two-three months’ consumption, said Dumitru Chisăliţă, president of the Intelligent Energy Association, on Tuesday.

He pointed out that energy suppliers have not had time to modify their billing software. More precisely, GEO 119/2022 was adopted on September 1, with applicability from the same day.

“Modifying software takes time. From the experience of past changes, it means between two and three months. So, unfortunately, consumers should expect to receive invoices only in two or three months, of course the invoices will be large, because they will accumulate amounts over a longer period of time”, said Chisăliţă.

He recalled that the same thing happened last fall, when the legislation was changed overnight. Then, some providers decided to continue billing and adapt their software on the fly, but were fined for not applying the new legislation from the start.

“They said we send the invoices on the old software and when the software is completed we will send regularizations. Then they were accused of not respecting the law and of being thieves. Then, if that was the company’s reaction, the companies don’t come with other invoices until the software is ready”, said the AEI representative.

Unfortunately, the ones who suffer are the end consumers, who will have to pay large bills for two to three months at once.

“Most likely, we are talking about all customers, millions of customers. The suppliers are not obliged to stagger these payments”, added the AEI specialist.

The Intelligent Energy Association launched on Tuesday the Pact for Clean Energy Resilience in Romania, a program that aims to carry out an analysis, information and awareness campaign on the need to reduce energy consumption and open up to clean energy sources, which can lead to overcoming crisis situations .

Also, all these things are essential for a balanced energy transition, through the four major axes: energy efficiency, clean energy, sustainable transport and prevention of the energy crisis.

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