As of the 1st July 2011 EVN introduced a standing charge for access to electric of commercial customers. If your company owns your house and your electric account is in your company name you are classed as a commercial customer.
There seems no way around this. Other providers such as EON (VT way) allow a notary signed declaration that the company is allowing private people to rent/use the house and so no charges. EVN refuse to allow this stating it is illegal.
The charges are based on the wattage available to that property per day. So for example if you have 15kw going to the house then for a month the charge is:
15 x 30 (days) x 0.015 (standard charge) = 6.75 PLUS VAT per month.
You can complete a declaration available on the EVN website to print off to reduce your wattage to 6KW. Then your monthly charges would be 2.7 PLUS VAT per month.
BUT.....if you use over 6kw in two consecutive months you MUST apply for it to be increased to 15KW again. THIS INCURS A 400 lev fee or more.
If you are not using electric at a property you can have the contract stopped and the electric disconnected i.e. wires taken off, not just turned off at electric board. You have to pay 34 levs for this. BUT if you want electric in the future it is around 450 levs to reconnect.
My query now....I left my main house with 15kw for now, although this means 8 levs a month standing charge. We have the usual - dishwasher, washing machine, electric boilers, kettle, TV etc.....although usually only say dishwasher on at night once every 2 or 3 nights as have night and day electric, same with washing machine.....would we be ok with 6KW? Realise that if we maybe try and boil kettle while watching TV and have the dishwasher going, or over on or electric boiler....might trip.....
But does tripping mean that EVN know we have tried to use too much and would push us over the 6KW limit? Or would it just mean we keep having to flick fuses and they would be non the wiser??????