Electricity may become 15 percent more expensive for households

Opposition calls on the government to take action, Economy Ministry says it is working on solutions.

(Source: SME)

The price of electricity for households could rise by 15 percent in 2021.

The Regulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO) spokesperson Radoslav Igaz confirmed the information in reaction to Robert Fico, leader of the opposition party Smer.

Fico demanded earlier this week that the government take action to prevent what he called a brutal hike in energy prices. His party Smer will initiate an extraordinary parliamentary session next week to prompt the government to deal with the problem.

The Economy Ministry said they are working on a solution that could slow down the increase in energy prices.

Igaz of ÚRSO declined to make comments about the political statements of the opposition leader.

“We have already warned the Slovak public that the increasing costs of electricity at exchanges around the world will have an effect on the final price of electricity at the end of 2022, with an expected increase in costs of up to 15 percent for households,” Igaz specified.

Regulator can influence some components

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

No single list of foreigners who are entitled to vote in Slovakia exists.

It is a simple question. How many foreigners vote in Slovakia?

The million-dollar question the state and towns can hardly answer.


24. sep
Reconstruction work on the Monument of Liberation and Victory, unveiled in 1955 in the Dargov mountain pass, which commemorates the liberation of eastern Slovakia from Nazism.

Police have finally found a very old book, arresting alchemy buffs

Set out on a Malá Fatra hike, avoid the Bratislava cable car from Monday.


24. sep
Not all stretches of the long-awaited D4/R7 bypass of Bratislava will open as originally planned.

Problems with Bratislava bypass opening continue

Not all of its stretches will be put into operation on Sunday as officially planned.


24. sep
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.


23. sep
Skryť Close ad