Cold January “guilty” for increased bills

Households in Montenegro in January spent 14.5 percent more electricity then in December, or 11 percent more compared to the consumption in January 2014, it was announced from the Electric Power Company of Montenegro (EPCG).

Company announced that households spent 132 848 634 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity in January.

The increase in power consumption, as explained from EPCG, was caused by a drop in temperatures, especially during the first ten days of January.

“The daily maximum was achieved on 1 January and it amounted to 9518 MWh (megawatt-hours) for distribution customers, which is 8.5 percent more than the maximum recorded in January last year. The highest average daily consumption (distribution customers) in January was recorded in Podgorica and amounted to 3121 MWh (megawatt-hours), which is 8.6 percent more compared to December daily average and 11.2 percent more than the daily average consumption achieved in the capital in January last year”, said the EPCG.

January average electricity bill for households, if we exclude unrecorded measuring points in objects that are not permanently inhabited, amounts to 45.12 euros, according to the EPCG.

“Households in Mojkovac recorded the lowest average consumption of 25.3 euros, while the highest consumption of the previous month was recorded in Podgorica and Tivat, where households spent electricity valued at 54 euros on average. 2.64 percent of consumers will receive a bill amounting to over 150 €, while the consumption from 100 to 150 € was recorded at 5.21 percent of consumers”, EPCG pointed out, noting that 142619 customers will get the January bills reduced by the amount of the discount for regular payers.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro