The Farmers' Association has voiced its discontent regarding the perceived neglect of the agricultural sector in terms of state assistance for energy expenditures.
In a press release issued on Thursday morning, the association expressed its frustration, deeming the state's "laissez-faire approach" unacceptable.
According to the Tripartite agreement, households with an annual electricity consumption below 25,000 kilowatt-hours are eligible to benefit from a cap on electricity prices. However, this poses a challenge for family farms that typically have a single electricity meter serving both the household and the farm operations.
Consequently, the energy consumption threshold is swiftly exceeded, thereby rendering these households ineligible for the capped rate.
The Farmers' Association has urged the government to take decisive action, proposing measures such as the introduction of a national-level average value to address this issue effectively.