With the new tariffs, consumers will be able to easily compare prices and see which supplier is cheaper, said the Minister of Environment and Energy Th. Skylakakis in the Parliament, intervening in the discussion of the bill of the Ministry of Development.
The bill, among other things, includes provisions for the supply of electricity and, in particular, regulation for maintaining a protective grid for consumers.
Thus, consumers will now be able, by opening the relevant page of the Waste, Energy and Water Regulatory Authority (RAEW), where there will be a special link that will take them to the price comparison, to see who is the cheapest in the market, said Mr. Skylakakis noting that this does not mean that they (consumers) will not be able to leave this tariff or change supplier. This means that “companies will be forced, on this particular tariff, to compete on prices. And price competition will only be good for the consumer.”
“The big confusion is that consumers don’t know who is the cheapest”
Referring to publications that “say that I am an ideological neoliberal because I do state interventions, and that there is confusion in the market, I will say that, the confusion exists among consumers. Because the big confusion is that they don’t know who is the cheapest. And we will resolve this confusion” assured Mr. Skylakakis.
Responding to the proposal of the SYRIZA Member of Parliament, Th. Xanthopoulos, if the consumer does not choose, to automatically join the cheapest on the market, Mr. Skylakakis said that this would entail (the consumer) changing providers without their consent .