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Archive of methodological explanations for the news release:


Electricity and natural gas prices


Status: 29.08.2014


Sources of data collection
Sources of data collection for the semi-annual report on electricity and natural gas prices are Semi-annual survey on electricity prices Ene.C5 and Semi-annual survey on natural gas Ene.C3.

Data scope
In the process of collecting data from the reporting units the method of full coverage is used (for business entities that perform energy activity trade of electricity and supply of electricity to tariff-based consumers and business entities that perform energy activity trade, supply and distribution of natural gas.

Definitions
Electricity prices
Purchase price
is the price of procurement of electricity in the country or from the import.
Price with VAT excluded is Purchase price increased for network costs, distribution costs, supply cost and all other levies (VAT is excluded).
Price with VAT included includes Purchase price, network costs, distribution costs, supply cost and all other levies and VAT.

Natural gas prices
Purchase price
of natural gas is the price of procurement of natural gas in the country or from the import plus costs for supply of tariff consumers directly connected to transmission system for natural gas and costs for transmission and management with transmission system for natural gas.
Price with VAT excluded is Purchase price increased for distribution costs, supply cost and all other levies (VAT is excluded).
Price with VAT included includes Purchase price, network costs, distribution costs, supply costs and all other levies and VAT.
Normal cubic meter is gas volume at temperature 20°C and pressure 1.01325 bar.
Net calorific value = 0.9*Gross calorific value.

Calculation method
Prices are calculated in accordance with Directive 2088/92 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008, concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users.

   


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