The CRU has today, 03 August 2021, published an Information Paper on the Electricity Distribution Network Allowed Revenues for 2022 and the associated Distribution Use of System (DUoS) tariffs and Distribution Loss Adjustment Factors (DLAFs) for the 2021/2022 tariff year.
This Information Paper sets out the update to the Allowed Revenues that the distribution system operator, ESB Networks, may recover during the calendar year 2022. These revenues are required for the efficient operation and maintenance of the electricity distribution system to ensure that the network delivers a reliable supply for consumers.
Furthermore, this paper sets out the CRU’s decision on the associated Distribution Use of System (DUoS) tariffs and Distribution Loss Adjustment Factors (DLAFs) for the period from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.
The distribution Average Unit Price (AUP) for the 2021/2022 period is expected to be €3.45c/kWh which is a decrease of circa 8% relative to the current AUP. The combined transmission and distribution AUP for the 2021/2022 period is estimated to be €4.91c/kWh, which is a decrease of circa 0.2% relative to the current combined AUP. DUoS costs are charged to suppliers who may choose how, or whether, to pass them on to their customers. A customer’s annual bill depends on other factors such as wholesale market costs, capacity market costs, and other system costs.