Over 180 electricity increase from January the prices by up to 16 percent turnaround in gas: 88 companies more expensive gas prices at the turn of the year Berlin, December 28, 2009 millions of households in Germany must pay back more for their electricity and gas supply in the coming year. According to a recent analysis of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de be on time at the turn of the year many electricity and gas suppliers higher prices from their end customers demand. Power: Renewable energy levy and network charges drive electricity costs at over 180 companies in the amount for the first months of the coming year so far 184 utilities have announced to increase their prices by up to 16 percent. Even with three of the five largest German electricity supplier, EnBW, Vattenfall, and EWE, climb the electricity prices is between 4% and 14%. Total, an affected family household must reckon with an annual consumption of 4,000 kWh of electricity with costs of an average 56 euros (+ 6.0%) in the coming year. As reasons for the price increases, refer to Company on increased costs for electricity (network charges) and for the supply of green electricity. So is the legal levy for renewable energy (renewable energy levy) from 2010 nationally 2,047 cents per kilowatt hour.
On the other hand, but 54 utilities pass on falling costs in the current procurement in the form of price reductions to their end customers. Gas: turnaround in January for the first time since a year rising gas prices again after 2009 partly occurred at all German suppliers of gas to several gas price reduction, suggests to the beginning of the year 2010 an turnaround. So, a total of 88 companies plan price increases of up to 12 percent in January and February. A sample budget can expect here with an annual consumption of 20,000 kWh gas costs on average 64 euros (+ 5.0%).