Updated on Friday, 3 September 2021 – 13:18
The 134.89 euros per megawatt hour that electricity will cost this Saturday is the third highest figure ever recorded
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The price of electricity in the wholesale market has fallen again, but it is a small and, above all, relative decrease: 134.89 euros per megawatt hour that will be paid for electricity this Saturday is the third highest figure in history. Weekends are usually cheaper and have given some respite in this crisis, in which they had never even approached 120 euros.
In addition, Saturday will also be the first day in history that they will ever overcome each other. 150 euros MW / h. Occur in four time slots: 00:00 (150 euros fair), 21:00 (150.01), 22:00 (152.27) and 32:00 (150.01).
As happened in the second week of August, in which the price beat its record every day, the last of the month and the first of September has been catastrophic. Thus, four new historical figures have been given and six of the highest prices ever recorded. The 137.7 euros to which the average megawatt hour was paid on Friday would occupy the first position of the podium on any other date, but on Thursday it had left the bar at 140.23; one of those silver that tastes like gold. Saturday’s bronze completes a podium that, if the trend continues, could be obsolete very soon.
At the beginning of July the trend was already upward, but it was not until July 20 that the levels, then apparently unattainable, of 100 euros were reached. The cost per megawatt hour was then set at 101.82 euros and a record, 103.76 euros, was in danger, which had been unbeaten for practically two decades, since it dated from January 11, 2002. historical.
During the month the record price was exceeded eight times and in September it has already happened on two other occasions. This leaves a 41% increase in the bill in one year and an additional 18 euros of bill compared to August 2020 in a family nucleus with a demand of 250 kilowatt hours in the month. In total, 63.88 euros that go to 93.10 euros for the average user in a study carried out by FACUA, which sets the contracted power at 4.4 kW -the same at peak and off-peak hours- and establishes a consumption of 366 kWh per month.
In an interview with Radio Euskadi collected by ., the Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda daz, has recognized that within the Government “there is discussion” between the PSOE and UP on the “rhythm” of application of the measures adopted to face this energy crisis and reduce the price. Likewise, he has ensured that the bill registered by United We Can to create a public energy company is not about disloyalty between partners, since the groups have “their own dynamics.”
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