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Archive for July 23, 2007

Off-peak electricity rates from DEH in Greece

Logo from the DEH website

A majority 3.5 million homes in Greece are poorly built, uninsulated and/or do not have properly installed double-pane glass windows and doors. Studies commissioned by the European Environment Agency show that Greek households consume 3.5 times more energy than Finland to heat homes in winter, which means they also require more energy to cool in summer.

DEH (Δημόσια Επιχείρηση Ηλεκτρισμού), or the PPC (Public Power Corporation), and DEDDIE, offer an off-peak discounted electricity rate that saves you money on your electric bill and saves the environment by conserving resources and reducing pollution.

Since the recession started in 2008, rates have risen 60 percent, the largest hike in the EU, and are set to go higher through 2016. This included a 9.2 percent increase on January 1, 2012, and 9 percent and 11 percent on January 1, 2013 and July 25, 2014.

Households looking to reduce costs may consider it a worthwhile option, especially since the signup process only demands a few steps and minimal bureaucracy.

*Article last updated October 30, 2014

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