Since the beginning of this year, energy prices in the international market have continued to rise, and electricity prices in some countries have risen sharply.

In recent times, my country’s domestic coal and electricity supply and demand have also been tight, and some places have curtailed electricity and production. This has caused the public to pay special attention to energy issues.

Is electricity going to increase money?

Why is such a notice issued at this time?

What specific measures are included in this electricity price reform?

What impact will it have on the lives of our people?

Will this reform affect the price level?

  Now everyone can rest assured that the price of residential electricity is unchanged.

However, some people worry that if all industrial and commercial users are pushed to enter the market, if electricity prices rise, it will inevitably increase their electricity costs.

And will this part of the cost be transmitted to the downstream, and then affect the price level?

The relevant person in charge of the Development and Reform Commission responded to this.

  Peng Shaozong, deputy director of the Price Department of the National Development and Reform Commission and a first-level inspector, said that this reform particularly emphasizes maintaining the stability of residential and agricultural electricity prices, and has no direct impact on the consumer price index.

  Peng Shaozong, deputy director of the Price Department of the National Development and Reform Commission and a first-level inspector: If the market transaction electricity price rises, it will increase the electricity cost of enterprises, especially upstream production enterprises, to a certain extent, and have a certain effect on the price index of industrial producers. However, the reform measures are conducive to improving power supply and demand, better guaranteeing the power demand of enterprises, promoting stable production of enterprises, increasing market supply, and generally conducive to price stability.

On the whole, the impact of this reform on price levels is limited.

Will the actual electricity consumption of residents and agricultural users be affected?

  At the same time, everyone is also concerned that although this round of reform does not involve the electricity consumption of residents and agricultural users, after the reform, will the electricity consumption of residents and agricultural users actually be affected?

Does the Development and Reform Commission have plans to include residents and agricultural users in the scope of electricity price fluctuations?

Let's listen to the response of the relevant person in charge of the Development and Reform Commission.

  Wan Jinsong, Director of the Price Department of the National Development and Reform Commission: This reform clarifies that residents, including schools, social welfare institutions, community service centers, and other public welfare users that implement residential electricity prices, and agricultural users, are guaranteed supply by grid companies. , Still implement the current catalog sales price policy.

After the implementation of the reform, residents and agricultural users will purchase electricity and use electricity as before, without changing the method and the price level.

What role will the reform play in ensuring a stable supply of electricity?

  Winter is coming soon, and heating needs more electricity.

However, coal-fired power companies have generally reported operating difficulties recently.

Can this reform alleviate this situation and ensure the safe and stable supply of electricity?

  Peng Shaozong, deputy director of the Price Department of the National Development and Reform Commission and first-level inspector: After the recent significant increase in coal prices, coal-fired power transaction prices in some local power markets have risen, which has played a positive role in alleviating the operating difficulties of coal-fired power companies.

  This reform is conducive to better giving play to the role of market mechanisms, allowing electricity prices to more flexibly reflect the power supply and demand situation and cost changes. To a certain extent, it eases the operating difficulties of coal-fired power generation companies, encourages companies to increase power supply, and curbs unreasonable power demand. Improve the power supply and demand situation, and better ensure the safe and stable supply of power.

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