The Third Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, considers that the Iberian exception, the Executive’s proposal to lower the electricity bill, will arrive “imminently”. Specifically, the minister framed Brussels’ approval of the measure “before the Andalusian elections.”

Spain and Portugal argued before the European Commission that, since their systems depend less on gas for power generation, they should not pay for this fuel at the same price as the rest of the countries. Brussels accepted, but it has not yet been formalized and the different deadlines that the Government has given itself for final approval have passed.

At the beginning of May, for example, the Minister of Territorial Policy and Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, assured that only a few “technical details” remained to be finalized and she hoped to have it done in a few days. However, a month has already passed.

Now, Ribera has once again set a date for himself, and he has chosen a considerably significant one for it: “before the Andalusian elections seems like a good date to me.” In other words, it would arrive, at the latest, on June 19, as detailed by the minister in statements to the press on the occasion of the XXXII Enerclub Energy Awards collected by Europa Press.

Regarding the various delays, the spokeswoman assured that “nothing is happening beyond the detail and complexity slower than could be foreseen”.

In any case, the cap on gas, and the consequent reduction in the bill, will come into force after the approval process, although its application will also depend on these technicalities. The exception will limit the cost of gas for electricity generation to a maximum of 50 euros per megawatt hour.

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