The Energy Regulatory Commission (RKE) introduced a fee of 200 denars to access the power grid. It’s one of their attempts to hike the energy prices as the production sector continues to struggle.

RKE also announced a 5 percent price cuts for households that spend less energy, but a smaller, almost 2 percent hike for those who spend more than average – this move will likely hit households that use electric heaters during the winter. To offset public anger over the new fee, RKE reintroduced the daily period of subsidized energy, when citizens are encouraged to do their heavy duty use, but many households have complained that they have not been covered by the measure.