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The electricity price for regulated customers will fall by 17% this Friday to EUR 226.9/MWh

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Almost 56 euros less than those that would have been paid without the gas price limit per MWh


The average electricity price for regulated tariff customers connected to the wholesale market on Friday will fall by 17% compared to this Thursday to EUR 226.9 per megawatt hour (MWh).

This price for PVPC customers is obtained by adding the average price of the auction on the wholesale market to the compensation payment that demand will pay to combined cycle power plants for the application of the “Iberian exception” limiting the price of gas for electricity generation.

In the auction, the average electricity price on the wholesale market – the so-called “pool” – this Friday is 137.59 euros/MWh and thus 12.27 euros below the price of yesterday (149.86 euros/MWh). and an 8.18% drop, according to Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE) data collected by Europa Press.

The maximum electricity price for this June 24 is registered between 11:00 p.m. and 00:00 a.m. at 191.52 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day is 111.70 euros/MWh between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m becomes :00 o’clock

Added to this pool price is the remuneration of 89.31 euros/MWh for gas companies, compared to 123.57 euros/MWh yesterday. This compensation must be paid by the consumers who benefit from the measure, by the consumers of the regulated tariff (PVPC) or by those who, despite being on the free market, have an indexed tariff.


Without the “Iberian Exception” mechanism to cap the price of gas for electricity generation, the average price of electricity in Spain would have been around 282 euros/MWh, which is almost 56 euros/MWh more than compensated customers of the regulated tariff, who thus spend an average of around 20 pay % less.

Compared to the previous year, the electricity price for customers of the regulated tariff for this Thursday is 164% above the 85.73 euros/MWh that the “pool” marked on average for June 24, 2022.

The Iberian mechanism, which came into force on June 15, limits the gas price for electricity generation to an average of 48.8 euros per MWh over a twelve-month period, covering the coming winter when energy prices are more expensive.

Specifically, the “Iberian exception” provides that natural gas for electricity generation will be increased at a price of 40 euros/MWh in the first six months and then by 5 euros/MWh monthly until the end of the measure.


In its calculations, the government limited the revenue cut for the average electricity consumer covered by the PVPC-regulated tariff to 15.3% during the 12 months of application of the approved natural gas power generation cap, according to the evidence in the Impact Report accompanying the Legislative Decree and to which Europa Press had access.

For the commercial consumer, who is fully exposed to the “spot” price, the government estimated a reduction of between 18% and 20%, with the first month of the mechanism fluctuating between 15% and 17% and between 13% and 15% last.

The prices of the “pool” directly affect the regulated tariff – known as the PVPC – to which nearly 11 million households in the country belong, and serves as a reference for the other 17 million who have contracted their supply on the open Market.

In fact, the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) has determined that in 2021, as part of energy’s upward spiral, around 1.25 million people have switched from PVPC to a fixed-price open-market tariff.

In addition, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced this Wednesday that the legislative decree that the Council of Ministers will adopt this Saturday to extend measures to mitigate the economic impact of the war in Ukraine will include a 10% reduction in VAT on electricity at 5%. A year ago a reduction in this tax from 21% to 10% was approved, now it is to be reduced to 5%.

Source europapress.es

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