Danish government proposes energy payment deferral

If prices of electricity, natural gas and district heating exceed 2021 levels, rate payers should be allowed to defer the difference and set up a payment plan.

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”We have from the beginning said we’re not able to shield all Danes from the effects of Putin’s war. However, nor can we sit idly by seeing some Danes being unable to pay for power and heat this winter.”

So says Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen at a press conference on rising energy prices. Her government proposes establishing certain price thresholds, benchmarked to 2021 levels, which upon being surpassed activate differed payment as an option for people and commerce to postpone paying the margin exceeding last year’s prices.

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