The CRU has today, 03 August 2021, published an Information Paper on the Electricity Transmission Network Allowed Revenues for 2022 and the associated Demand Transmission Use of System (D-TUoS) tariffs for the 2021/2022 tariff year.
This Information Paper sets out the update to the Allowed Revenues that the transmission network companies, EirGrid (TSO) and ESB Networks (TAO), may recover during the calendar year 2022. These revenues are required for the efficient operation and maintenance of the electricity transmission system to ensure that the network delivers a reliable supply for the consumers.
Furthermore, the paper sets out the CRU’s decision on the associated Demand Transmission Use of System (TUoS) tariffs that will apply to demand customers from 01 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.
The transmission Average Unit Price (AUP) for the 2021/2022 period is estimated to be €2.018c/kWh, which is an increase of circa 11% relative to the current AUP. The increase is largely driven by the CRU’s provision of costs associated with securing emergency generation for 2021/2022. The combined transmission and distribution AUP for the 2021/2022 period is estimated to be €4.911c/kWh , which is a decrease of circa 0.2% relative to the current AUP.
The D-TUoS tariffs are charged to suppliers, who may choose how, or whether, to pass them on to their customers. A customer’s annual bills depend on other factors such as wholesale market costs (which are in turn driven by factors such as international commodity prices), capacity market costs and other system costs.