According to the data of the company Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO), 85.7 percent or 634 thousand. residents of this stage signed a contract with their independent electricity supplier.
Residents consuming 1000-5000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy per year and entering the second stage of electricity market liberalization were able to choose their independent electricity supplier for more than a week, up to and including 26 June. Over 30 thousand people took advantage of this opportunity. energy consumers, they shall apply from 1 July. will be able to obtain the services of an independent supplier and avoid guaranteed supply.
Residents who have not chosen on time, with only about 100,000 left, will receive a guaranteed supply service. This will mean that the electricity will not be disconnected, but it will be more expensive to pay for this service than required by law, but it is important that the choice remains. These residents are urged to choose an independent supplier as soon as possible, which will ensure the supply of electricity from 1 August.
In total, about 1.6 million people choose their independent supplier. electricity consumers across the country. In total, the decision has already been made by more than a million consumers, a total of 66.4 percent. The deadline for the project to deregulate the electricity market, which is to phase out monopoly conditions, stop regulating electricity prices and move to a competitive electricity supply market, is 2022. 31 December.