In 2022, the Registry of Access to Energy Subsidies (RASE), was created by the Decree No. 332/2022 of the Ministry Energy of Argentina to provide gas and electricity subsidies to vulnerable households.
Consumers of gas and electricity are divided in 3 levels in RASE:
- High-income service users (N1)
- Low-Income Service Users (N2)
- Users of the middle-income service (N3)
The purpose of this division is to organize electricity and gas subsidies based on the socio-economic aspects of households to target subsidies to those who need them the most.
In January 2023, the Secretary of Energy announced that users registered in tier N2 (lower income) of RASE will have no increase in gas prices for the year 2023, effectively freezing gas prices for three and a half million users registered in RASE.