Electricity suppliers have just announced tariff revisions, upwards, for August following the government’s implementation of a five-euro price cap on fixed charges.
These tariffs will apply as of today. Deducting the state’s support, worth 33.7 cents per KWh, the revised tariffs announced by suppliers range between 14.9 and 28 cents per KWh, the majority of suppliers offering tariffs between 23 and 26 cents per KWh.
The government’s decision to impose a price cap on fixed charges – after electricity suppliers opted to increase their fixed charges to keep their tariffs, the competitive aspect of electricity bills, as low as possible – as well as the related legislative revision procedure led to a one-week delay, enabling electricity suppliers who had not made accurate forecasts for August’s international prices to reexamine and reset their levels.
Some suppliers have increased their tariffs for August by 4 to 10 cents, compared to previous levels, set on July 25.
These increases reflect the unrest of suppliers as TTF gas prices continue on an upward trajectory, steadily over 200 euros per MWh. Wholesale electricity prices are now back over 400 euros per MWh, reaching 422.02 euros per MWh today.
Combined-cycle natural gas-fueled power stations will be remunerated at a rate of 422.39 euros per MWh in August, up from 292 euros per MWh in July. Open-cycle natural gas-fueled power stations will be remunerated at a rate of 594.76 euros per MWh in August, up from 408.47 euros per MWh in July. The month-to-month remuneration change for lignite-based production is minimal.