The electricity bill June is already the most expensive in history with the prices of the first three weeks of the month and, if there is no decrease in the next few days, the average user’s receipt will exceed the maximum reached in the first quarter of 2012.
According to the analysis carried out by Facua-Consumidores en Acción on the evolution of the semi-regulated tariff (PVPC), if the prices applied from June 1 to 21 are extrapolated to a full month, the average user bill would be the most expensive in history , reaching 88.76 euros (taxes included).
Thus, the bill would exceed its highest amount to date, 88.66 euros in the first quarter of 2012, according to a statement released this Monday by the consumer organization.
With the data for the first three weeks of June, the average user’s bill would suffer a year-on-year increase of 28.18 euros, 46.5% above the 66.58 euros represented by the receipt in June 2020 (The average user’s bill last May was 82.13 euros).
The average user used by Facua in its analyzes has a contracted power of 4.4 kW and a consumption of 366 kWh per month.
Regarding the percentages of consumption in the three time frames of the new billing system, the association has taken as a reference the current average user profile without hourly discrimination published by the CNMC, which consumes 45% of electricity in off-peak hours 29% during peak hours and 26% during normal hours.
Facua calls on the Government for solutions to the “brutal” rate increases that electricity companies continue to apply and a change in the new billing system for time slots in force since June 1, which alone represents an increase in the price of the energy consumed “for a very high percentage of consumers and particularly harms the most disadvantaged economies” .
The association also criticizes that the average drop of 14.2% in the price of the fixed term of the invoice, the contracted power, is “absolutely insufficient”, especially considering that during the governments of Mariano Rajoy it increased by 103%.
The price of kW has gone from 4.30 euros per month (for a 30-day month) to 3.69 euros on average (3.21 euros during peak hours plus 0.15 euros in valley and the marketing margin of 0, 33 euros).
The association regrets that the vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, has not publicly stated that the CNMC must modify the schedules, with the advance of the off-peak period at 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, a request that has been transferred to Competition by the Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra.
Although it values the cut of 1,000 million in the remuneration to electricity companies for the non-emission of CO2 in hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, Facua urges the Government to fulfill the promise of applying a lower rate for the first kilowatt hours (kWh) consumed , one of the commitments included in the agreement signed by PSOE and Unidas Podemos in December 2019.