How am I supposed to afford my life? – In view of the inflation in Austria of 7.2 percent, many Austrians face an enormous burden. Above all, things that are necessary for (surviving) explode to the highest value since 1981! Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer, together with Austria’s leading energy company Verbund, has drawn up measures to relieve the burden on citizens.
In July, the association, which is majority-owned by the state, started a discount campaign for everyone who was affected by the last tariff increases. That is about two thirds of the approximately 500,000 electricity customers.
An initiative by the energy supplier Verbund is intended to bring relief to Austrian households. Above all, socially disadvantaged Austrians should benefit from this, but the average consumer will also benefit. The action is seen as a reaction to the federal government’s plan to skim off the massively increased profits of state-owned energy companies.
The relief should be 240 euros for a household with average consumption. Verbund does not want to retain all profits due to the increase in electricity prices – the company will provide additional help for hardship cases, as announced on Tuesday.
The eXXpress has the measures in detail:
All household and commercial customers affected by the 2022 electricity price adjustment will receive two months of free electricity on their next bill as a one-off automatic credit.
Two additional months of free energy for people who are already dependent on state support (e.g. exemption from GIS fees, minimum income support, etc.) and are therefore particularly affected by the increased energy prices.
A discounted bonus tariff especially for existing customers whose electricity price has increased significantly due to the index-based price change.
Ever since the price change came into force on 1.5. a 30-euro bonus for all customers will be deducted as a one-off credit on the next statement.