The National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) authorized Companhia Energtica de Minas Gerais SA (Cemig) to make adjustments to energy tariffs. According to the state-owned mining company, the new values will take effect from this Wednesday (22/6).
For residential customers, the increase will be 5.22%, while for high voltage customers, such as large businesses and industries, the increase will be 14.31%. For low voltage locations, which include stores, public lighting and rural properties, the rate was 6.23%.
How is the readjustment value set?
Another factor considered in the reduction of the tariff, according to Aneel, was PL 1,280/2022 approved earlier this month by the National Congress, which regulates the return of tax credits, collected in excess by the providers.
Cemig stated that it has not readjusted the tariff for residential customers for two years
Furthermore, in a note, Cemig said that the tariffs of all Brazilian distributors are established by Aneel, and that the announcement of the readjustment was given on the Tuesday before May 28, which is the date set for the application of new tariffs. from Cemig. “However, Aneel extended the validity of the mining company’s tariffs for 15 days, on two occasions in the last few weeks”.
Of the amount charged in the tariff, Cemig stated that 23.1% stays with the state-owned company and is intended to remunerate the investment, cover asset depreciation and other costs. “The remaining 76.9% are used to cover sectoral charges (16.1%), taxes paid to the Federal and State Governments (27.3%), purchased energy (26%), transmission charges (7%) and revenues irrecoverable (0.5%)”.
According to Cemig, more than 1 million customers have already benefited from the Social Electricity Tariff. The discount of up to 65% on the energy tariff of the electricity bill is intended for families enrolled in social programs of the Federal Government.
For indigenous and quilombola communities, the discount can reach 100% on the electricity bill. If previously the families enrolled in these programs had to apply for registration in the Social Electricity Tariff, as of January of this year, the benefit began to be automatically accounted for.
*Intern under the supervision of editor Renato Scapolatempore