New record of light in a week in which it has only been three hours below 100 euros

The price of electricity has returned its highest average price in history for fifth consecutive day. Since Monday, it was established at 106.74 euros by mega

New record of light in a week in which it has only been three hours below 100 euros

The price of electricity has returned its highest average price in history for fifth consecutive day. Since Monday, it was established at 106.74 euros by megawatio hour has not stopped climbing and arrived this Friday at 117.29 euros. In this period, there have only been three hours in which it has been below 100.

The figure that will be reached on Friday, with stops of 128.54 and never below 101.52 euros, is an increase of 9.8% compared to the record on Monday. The only breaks - which, in any case, are very relative - these days correspond at 4:00 p.m. on Monday (99.44 euros), 17:00 on the same day (97,95) and 4 o'clock in the morning From Wednesday, when he stayed at 99.48 euros.

The average of the month of August is already above 100.5 euros, so from continuing this trend could end with the highest number of history. Of the 13 days they have elapsed tomorrow, only four were below 100 euros and eight are among the most expensive in history, which also reserves a hole as of July 21 this year (sixth more expensive, with 106 , 57 euros on average) and the distant January 11, 2002, with its 103.76 euros per megawatio hour.

The early century mark had remained unbeated for almost 20 years, but the current crisis not only allowed it to overcome it, but has ended up spraying it. It is expected that this increase will suppose an overrup of at least 140 euros on the annual bill of light.

The government has been willing to reform the light rate so that its dependence on the electric wholesale market is reduced. Teresa Ribera, third vice president and minister for the ecological transition, assured that "we have to look for" some formula to "introduce changes to the regulated rate", as it could be incorporating a fixed stretch "a little higher".

Updated Date: 12 August 2021, 07:44

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