The price of electricity in the wholesale market (POOL) has returned again on Wednesday by third consecutive day up to 228.59 euros the megawatio hour (MWh), which means registering a new historical maximum and exceeding by more than 12% The price set for yesterday, Tuesday.
The price for today overcomes the 200 euro / MWh barrier for the third time, and is situated as the highest in history ahead of 216.01 euros / MWh registered last Friday and 203.68 euros / MWh of Yesterday.
In addition, the price of this Wednesday multiplies for more than five the amount marked by the pool during the first Wednesday last year (43.02 euros), and is above 156.15 euros / MWh with which It was closed half September, the most expensive month since there are records.
Wholesale market prices are directly affected by regulated or PVPC rate, which almost 11 million consumers are welcomed in Spain, and serves as a reference for the other 17 million that hire their supply in the free market.
By time slots, the maximum price for today will be recorded between 9:00 p.m. and 22:00 hours with 260 euros / MWh, while the minimum will be 193.2 euros / MWh between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. hours.
The escalation of prices that affects a large part of Europe is, among other factors, to increased gas in international markets, which is used in the combined cycle plants and that mark the price of the market in most hours, and the increase in the price of carbon dioxide emission rights (CO2).Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 14:02