The price of electricity in the wholesale market (POOL) has been placed for this Tuesday at 130.53 euros megawatt hour (MWh), with which it will close August with a new historical maximum, almost 5% above (about six euros ) Of the 124.45 euros / MWh registered today.
By time slots, this price, which crosses the supply of producers with the demand planned by electricity network, will range tomorrow between 137.46 euros / MWh that will cost between 22:00 and 23:00 hours, and The 123.35 euros / MWh, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
According to the data from the Iberérico Market Operator Omie consulted by EFE, in year-on-year comparison, the pool, reference in Spain to calculate the regulated tariff that is paid in about 10 million households, it will be more than Triple of 42.01 euros / MWh It costs the last day of August 2020.
Behind these high prices, which affect all of Europe, are the increased gas, used by the combined cycles and that marks the price of the pool in most hours; the increase in the emission rights of carbon dioxide (CO2); The increase in demand for economic recovery and high temperatures.
Regarding other countries of the continent, in the United Kingdom the megawatt hour will be paid tomorrow at 113.81 pounds (132.69 euros); in Italy, at 126.68 euros; in Germany, at 1105 euros; In France, 108.17 euros, and in Portugal, at the same price as in Spain when sharing market, according to the data of their respective operators.
Consumers who hire their supply in the free market, which are about 17 million, pay for the kilowatt hour prices that agree by contract with the marketers, so they are not affected by the oscillations of the pool.
To embrace as immediately, the impact on the alza invoice of the pool, the Government has lowered until the end of the year the VAT that taxes the electric receipt from 21 to 10% and has suspended the Tax to Electric Generation during the third quarter (7 %) that the producers pay.
To realize this historic August of the electric invoice, the minister for the ecological transition, Teresa Ribera, will appear this afternoon at the Congress of the Deputies.
Hours earlier, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Kings Maroto, has assured in an interview in RNE that his apartment is "compensating many sectors of the economy so that this price does not come up competitiveness, not only the hotels, but also to the electromintensive industry ".
Precisely this Monday has also been known that the consumer price index (CPI) rebounded in August to 3.3% year-on-year as a result of the increase in electricity prices.
A situation of which certain associations have already been warned during this month, such as the organization of consumers and users (OCU), who a few days ago denounced that the rise in the price of energy was beginning to affect the shopping basket.Updated Date: 03 September 2021, 14:19