Electricity

The Latvian State Radio and Television Centre ensures continuous operation of customer hardware located in its facilities, as well as uninterrupted power supply. Customers receive electricity as LVRTC sub-users.

LVRTC purchases electricity from various suppliers on the market. Thanks to stable power consumption at LVRTC facilities, its suppliers are able to offer LVRTC a lower tariff than to other customers. As we want our customers to be able benefit from the above prices, the LVRTC electricity tariff for customers does not include any surcharges: it is exactly the same as the tariff that the LVRTC pays to buy electricity in the market.

What is included in the cost of customer's electricity

  • LVRTC purchases electricity in the open market from various suppliers in accordance with the requirements of the Public Procurement Law.
  • Customers whose equipment is located in the LVRTC infrastructure are also provided with equipment cooling and maintenance of an appropriate microclimate, which, in turn, results in additional electricity consumption. This cost item is included in the electricity bill as a fixed PUE index. It is an indicator of the efficiency of energy use, which actually means how much electricity is used for cooling these devices, maintaining the microclimate necessary for optimal operation, as well as providing the service.
  • Electricity is supplied to the LVRTC facilities by the distribution system operator. For this system service, LVRTC pays the operator a certain fee, which is also included in LVRTC's electricity bill without additional markup.
  • From the connection point of the distribution system operator in the LVRTC facility to the sub-user, i.e. for the customer's equipment in the same facility, electricity comes through the electricity supply infrastructure maintained by LVRTC. LVRTC constantly invests in the maintenance, modernization and, where necessary, backup of its electricity supply infrastructure to ensure a stable and uninterrupted supply of electricity to the customer's equipment throughout the electricity supply chain, including the LVRTC facility itself. The fee for the maintenance of the LVRTC power grid is applied by the LVRTC in addition to the electricity purchase tariff. This charge is based on the customer's total monthly electricity consumption across all LVRTC facilities combined.

Understanding the concerns of broadcasters and electronic communication service providers about the rapid and significant increase in electricity tariffs that we experienced last year,  LVRTC has been actively working to find solutions to reduce the tariff for our clients.

LVRTC has concluded an agreement for the purchase of electricity with a significantly lower tariff, which is fixed for three months. The current contract will allow us to review the tariff once every three months and, according to the electricity price and forecasts, switch to the exchange price or fix the tariff offered by the supplier for the next three months.

As before, in the future the total payment for electricity will consist only of the payment for the received service – electricity, the use of the LVRTC network and the service of the distribution operator, for which LVRTC will not apply a surcharge. At the same time, we draw your attention to the fact that starting from April 1, 2023, the state does not provide compensation for the increase in the price of electricity, but starting from May 1, 2023, the state does not cover the costs of the distribution operator service.

Pricing

The LVRTC will calculate the following total power tariff for customers (sub-users) depending on the metered monthly power consumption of the customer at all LVRTC facilities (prices are shown without VAT)*:

2024
Quater 1
Tier I data centers
205,94 EUR/ MWh
Quater 1
Tier II and III data centers
257,10 EUR/MWh
Quater 1
Radio broadcast clients
205,94 EUR/ MWh
2023Less than 6MWh per monthMore than 6MWh, but less than 60MWh per monthMore than 60MWh per month
Quarter I
Tariff without state compensation
787.72 EUR/MWh790.72 EUR/MWh795.72 EUR/MWh
Quarter I
Tariff with state compensation
499.98 EUR/MWh 502.98 EUR/MWh507.98 EUR/MWh
Quarter II - April205.97 EUR/MWh
208.97 EUR/MWh213.97 EUR/MWh
Quarter II - May, June238.73 EUR/MWh241.73 EUR/MWh246.73 EUR/MWh
Quarter III - July, August, September188.91 EUR/MWh191.91 EUR/MWh196.91 EUR/MWh
Quarter IV - October, November, December197.86 EUR/MWh200.86 EUR/MWh205.86 EUR/MWh
2022Less than 6MWh per monthMore than 6MWh, but less than 60MWh per monthMore than 60MWh per month
Quarter I280.88 EUR/MWh283.88 EUR/MWh288.88 EUR/MWh
Quarter II - april266.44 EUR/MWh269.44 EUR/MWh274.44 EUR/MWh
Quarter II - may, june318.49 EUR/MWh321.49 EUR/MWh326.49 EUR/MWh
Quarter III318.49 EUR/MWh321.49 EUR/MWh326.49 EUR/MWh
Quarter IV
Tariff without state compensation
787.72 EUR/MWh790.72 EUR/MWh795.72 EUR/MWh
Quarter IV
Tariff with state compensation
499.98 EUR/MWh 502.98 EUR/MWh507.98 EUR/MWh
2021Less than 6MWh per monthMore than 6MWh, but less than 60MWh per month More than 60MWh per month
Quarter I 127.38 EUR/MWh134.38 EUR/MWh141.38 EUR/MWh
Quarter II124.98 EUR/MWh131.98 EUR/MWh138.98 EUR/MWh
Quarter III146.48 EUR/MWh153.48 EUR/MWh160.48 EUR/MWh
Quarter IV181.78 EUR/MWh188.78 EUR/MWh195.78 EUR/MWh
2020Less than 6MWh per month More than 6MWh, but less than 60MWh per month More than 60MWh per month
Quarter I 133.12 EUR/MWh140.12 EUR/MWh147.12 EUR/MWh
Quarter II124.26 EUR/MWh131.26 EUR/MWh138.26 EUR/MWh
Quarter III133.66 EUR/MWh120.66 EUR/MWh127.66 EUR/MWh
Quarter IV 124.83 EUR/MWh131.83 EUR/MWh138.83 EUR/MWh
*Electricity tariffs for Talejas Street 1, Riga facility are calculated based on an individual estimate based on the price list calculated by the building manager.