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Large municipalities want to disconnect the price of heat networks from gas

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City network G40, a partnership of the forty largest municipalities in the Netherlands, has asked Minister Rob Jetten (Climate and Energy) to remove the link between the gas price rates and the heat networks as soon as possible. According to the G40, an estimated 500,000 users of the heat networks are confronted with excessive energy bills due to the sharp rise in gas prices because of the coupling.

According to the G40, the current coupling of heat tariffs to the natural gas price is often only partly related to the costs incurred by heat suppliers.

The G40 wants the minister to take action quickly. “Despite the fact that not every heat supplier has made maximum use of the tariff room offered in the past year, we are in favor of regulation based on the actual costs of the heat supply. The new rates clearly show that this cannot be adjusted quickly enough. We are concerned about this as are the residents in our municipalities. This reduces the necessary support for the energy transition,” the letter states.

According to the G40, the high gas prices offer an opportunity to increase support because sustainably generated heat is now substantially cheaper than using natural gas. “We want to be able to tell our residents that you see to it that they do not pay more than is necessary. We can’t now. Not only the rising gas prices are a concern for this link, the tax on gas will be higher in the coming years to encourage the move to natural gas-free.”



Large municipalities want to disconnect the price of heat networks from gas
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