Thus, knowing important details of the account, the consumer has the advantage of monitoring their consumption and seeing how they can avoid extra expenses in their day to day to save every month.
The tariff price is stipulated by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), which defines the rules and inspects the electricity sector in Brazil. The readjustment is a process that takes place every year and is provided for in the distributor’s concession contract with rules and methodologies well defined by the regulatory agency. Therefore, the calculation depends on Aneel and is done looking at the individual scenario of each concessionaire.
In a simple way, it is possible to separate the energy system in three basic steps: the generation of energy, the transmission of that energy to cities and, finally, its distribution that reaches the final consumer, including residences and commercial or industrial establishments.
The value of each stage is defined by Aneel based on federal laws and regulations and contains costs that are not Energisa’s responsibility, such as taxes, sector charges, generation and transmission costs.
“When the bill reaches the consumer on a single invoice, he often does not realize that other values that make up the tariff are already embedded in it. These amounts are collected by the distributor, through the energy bill, and passed on directly to the companies responsible for each of these phases of the energy production process ”, explains Riberto José Barbanera, CEO of Energisa Mato Grosso.
Concessionaires, such as Energisa, are responsible for distributing electricity from substations to consumer units and collect the costs of this entire process to pass on to companies that are part of this system, through the account that reaches customers.
All these transactions with generation and transmission are considered in the composition of the tariff. The details of this division can be tracked directly in the account.
Why is the energy tariff readjusted?
Every year, the energy tariff goes through a tariff readjustment, defined and regulated by Aneel. They take place in three stages: one is the Annual Tariff Readjustment, carried out in April; there is also the Tariff Review that takes place every five years, also in April, and when it is done it replaces the annual tariff readjustment; and the third is the Extraordinary Tariff Review, which happens whenever Aneel understands that there has been a change in the scenario.
Consumption in detail
The electricity bill is calculated based on the electricity tariff, which varies according to each location. The tariff adds the costs of transmission and power generation, charges and taxes and distribution costs.
Only 26% of the account value is transferred to Energisa. In other words, for every R $ 100 paid on the electricity bill, R $ 26 goes to Energisa. With this value, the company distributes energy to all customers, pays suppliers and service providers, renews and maintains its fleet, maintains and expands the network and electrical systems, ensuring 24/7 service, in addition to to invest in the modernization and increasing improvement in the quality of the services provided.
The remaining 74% go to other companies that operate on the system that takes the energy to your home (such as generators and transmitters of energy and to pay charges and taxes).
In addition to providing data on monthly and daily consumption, the energy bill also features details that help you understand where your money is going. Through this information it is possible to make a comparison of the daily average of the energy consumed in relation to the previous month, to check if it is using more or less energy in the day to day.
With this, the consumer will be able to reevaluate daily habits and, when necessary, apply strategies of conscious use to save money.
It is important to evaluate mainly the daily average, since the total value of the account can vary according to the reading period, which can be between 27 and 33 days, information also available in the account. To reduce the bill and not have surprises at the end of the month, it is worthwhile to adopt habits of conscious energy consumption in addition to monitoring your consumption month by month.
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