Government advances with pilot project of social gas tariff with seven municipalities – The Economic Journal

The Minister of the Environment and the Energy Transition assumed today in Viseu that the Government will advance with the pilot project of the social tariff in the gas of bottle, which counted on the adhesion of seven municipalities and three suppliers.

"It is indeed a good start and is especially a good start in that, first of all, it has more than one marketer, because the previous solution to ours had one and we never felt that it was a good solution" , said João Matos Fernandes in declarations to the Lusa agency.

The Minister of Environment and Energy Transition spoke on the fringes of the signing ceremony of a protocol between five municipalities in Viseu to create a multi-municipal company for the distribution of water from the Fagilde Dam.

"Second, there are seven counties that have joined freely and the universe can be all of them. Let's start with these seven and we'll see how it runs and we'll see what pressure the neighboring municipalities have on these seven so that, in fact, this sample will grow and grow in the near future, "said the Governor, who did not specify which the seven counties concerned.

On May 30 of this year, a decree was published that amended the ordinance published in August 2018, pointing out that "municipalities wishing to participate in the pilot project must, within 30 days of the entry into force of this ordinance, manifest their intention to participate in the pilot project with DGEG (Directorate General for Energy and Geology) ".

According to the diploma, each beneficiary of the social tariff in the LPG will be entitled to a maximum of three bottles of typology T3 (from 8 to 15 kg) and a typology T5 of more than 15 kg, at a maximum price per month.

In households composed of more than four members, the limit increases for four bottles of typology T3 per month or for 16 bottles of typology T5 per year.

The first amendment to Ordinance no. 240/2018, of August 29, which approved the pilot project for the application of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) solidarity tariff to be applied to economically vulnerable end-users, is now in force.

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