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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

Organisation type
Target socioeconomic group
Target housing situation

This measure limits the electricity bills for low-income households to a maximum of 4% of their income, or alternatively the total energy bills (including electricity, heat, oil, coal, wood, gas) to a maximum of 8% of their income.Read more

This measure provides financial assistance to households to pay their energy bills through a social tariff. Since 2016, it is automatically awarded to households receiving certain social benefits and to low income households. For household to quality, the electricity and natural gas consumption...Read more

This measure implements a discount on the electricity bill for vulnerable households and also protects severely vulnerable households from disconnection. The recently approved Royal Decree 897/2017 substitutes the previous social tariff started in 2009 and sets new eligibility criteria.Read more

The social tariff is a reduced tariff for electricity and natural gas aimed at certain categories of vulnerable consumers. The measure is funded through levies on electricity and gas. The energy regulator (CREG) calculates the social tariff every six months on the basis of the lowest available...Read more

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