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Iulian Ernst
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Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

Regulator: Over half of Romania’s households are vulnerable electricity consumers

Nearly 4.6 million households in Romania, out of a total of 8.74 million, can be defined as vulnerable electricity consumers since they consume less than 55kWh per month, according to the market regulator ANRE, Adevarul reported.

The figures point to low refrigerator, TV, and washing machine ownership rates among Romanian households (not to mention more sophisticated appliances such as air conditioning units or freezers).

However, these figures might not be relevant in the context of the vulnerable energy consumer law that the Labor Ministry and Energy Ministry are working on. As expected, the law says that vulnerable energy consumers are those who have incomes below a certain level or are located in remote areas.

Indeed, households whose electricity consumption is below a certain threshold are currently offered a preferential "social" contract. However, it is unclear what happens to them after the market liberalization on January 1.

iulian@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Pixabay.com)

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Iulian Ernst
Senior Editor

Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

Regulator: Over half of Romania’s households are vulnerable electricity consumers

Nearly 4.6 million households in Romania, out of a total of 8.74 million, can be defined as vulnerable electricity consumers since they consume less than 55kWh per month, according to the market regulator ANRE, Adevarul reported.

The figures point to low refrigerator, TV, and washing machine ownership rates among Romanian households (not to mention more sophisticated appliances such as air conditioning units or freezers).

However, these figures might not be relevant in the context of the vulnerable energy consumer law that the Labor Ministry and Energy Ministry are working on. As expected, the law says that vulnerable energy consumers are those who have incomes below a certain level or are located in remote areas.

Indeed, households whose electricity consumption is below a certain threshold are currently offered a preferential "social" contract. However, it is unclear what happens to them after the market liberalization on January 1.

iulian@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Pixabay.com)

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