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The connection fee shall cover all actual justified expenses related to connection. In calculating the connection fee, Elering shall proceed from the document approved by the Competition Authority, “Elering AS gaasi ülekandevõrgu liitumistasu arvestamise metoodika“ (Methodology for calculating connection fee for the Elering AS gas transmission network; hereinafter Methodology).

The connection fee shall not include investments included in the connection offer for establishing network enhancements necessary for ensuring the capacity desired by the customer if such investments are included in the investment plan published on the Elering website and which Elering has entered into or will enter into construction procurement contracts within 5 years of issuing the connection offer. The capacity of the grid connection desired by the customer shall be ensured for the customer after the realization of the investment.

In accordance with the Methodology, the connection fee consists of the following components:

  • cost of construction works and related works - expense on establishing and/or converting electricity installations to be designed or built for ensuring the connection capacity;
  • processing fee - expenses on organization issuing and signing of the connection offer to be prepared on the basis of the grid access application;
  • procedural fee - expense on organizing procedures under the connection contract.

The amounts of the processing and procedural fees are established in the connection conditions.

Category of fee (VAT will be charged additionally)

   Processing          fee, €

   Procedural         fee, €

       Total, €

Connection established for consumer or distribution grid company at new connection point or changing consumption and/or generation conditions at existing connection point

1,600+VAT

3,300+VAT

4,900+VAT

Connecting power-generating module or mixed installation or changing its consumption and/or generation conditions

2,000+VAT

10,200+VAT

12,200+VAT

 

The processing and procedural fees consist of Elering’s expenses on workforce and actual direct costs incurred for testing the customer’s power-generating module.

The processing fee is to be paid after the submission of the grid access application by the customer on the basis of the invoice issued by the TSO within 14 days. The procedural fee is to be paid together with instalments of the connection fee in the same proportion of the instalments to the total connection fee.

The first instalment under the connection contract must be paid by the customer within 60 days of entering into the connection contract. The first instalment is 20% of the cost of the required construction works and related works set forth in the agreement and 20% of the procedural fee set forth in the connection agreement.

The second instalment is 50% of the cost of the required construction works and related works set forth in the connection agreement and 50% of the procedural fee set forth in the connection agreement. The second instalment must be paid within 20 days of the announcement of the winner of the connection point construction procurement and before conclusion of the contract for services with the procurement winner. Elering shall invoice the customer within five business days of determination of the successful bidder.

The third instalment must be paid after the completion of the connection point and is made up of the remainder of the actual expenses on the construction works and related works, less amounts already paid (first and second instalment). The third instalment will also cover 30% of the procedural fee set forth in the connection agreement.

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