Increase in electricity bills in Spain

An average increase of 26 euros compared with a year ago.

30-04-2021Efe

According to an analysis by the Facua consumers association, electricity bills in April have risen on average by 46.4%.

The study of the semi-regulated tariff indicates that, with the average price per kilowatt hour (kWh) in April, the average bill is 81.55 euros. This compares with 55.71 euros a year ago - a difference of 26 euros. The kWh has gone up by 70.7% from 9.98 euros (indirect taxes included) in April last year to 17.04 euros. In April 2020, the kWh price was the lowest for sixteen years.

The price is primarily the consequence of the high cost of CO2 in Europe. This, explains Facua, continues to be decisive in configuring rates for the Spanish wholesale market. Despite the rise, the association advises consumers not to "fall into the trap" of contracting free market rates and instead to maintain or sign up for the semi-regulated voluntary price for the small consumer (PVPC), which is offered by providers approved by the government. PVPC, says Facua, is the "most competitive" rate.

The association regrets that the government is not speeding up the fulfilment of commitments, such as lowering the price of the "potencia", while it wants to see a substantial reduction in indirect taxes, which are above 27%.

Comments

The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');

mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.

Warning

Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.