The price of electricity falls 6% this Saturday, to 99.16 euros/MWh

MADRID, 6 Oct.

The price of electricity falls 6% this Saturday, to 99.16 euros/MWh


The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will fall on Saturday, October 7, 6% compared to this Friday, to 99.16 euros per megawatt hour (MWh).

By time slots, the maximum price, of 125 euros/MWh, will be recorded between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., while the minimum price will be between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., with 60 euros/MWh, according to provisional data from the Operator of the Iberian Energy Market (OMIE) collected by Europa Press.

In these first seven days of the month, the average of the electricity market is above 104 euros/MWh. September closed with an average of 103.3 euros/MWh, compared to the 141.07 euros/MWh that the pool registered in September 2022, making this month the most expensive since February 2023.

Compensation to the gas companies would be added to the average price of the 'pool', which has to be paid by the consumers who are beneficiaries of the measure, the consumers of the regulated tariff (PVPC) or those who, despite being in the free market, They have an indexed rate, but it is once again at 0 euros/MWh, a situation that has been repeated since February 27.

The so-called 'Iberian exception' was extended until December 31, following the agreement reached by Spain and Portugal with the European Commission. Thus, it was extended for seven months, until the end of this year, and it was not excluded that it could be extended for longer if said framework was also increased.

Specifically, the agreement not only represented an extension of the Iberian exception that was already applied, but also implied some adjustments to accommodate it, such as the price reference, which until then had increased by five euros per month, and became softer. .

In the original agreement, the aforementioned reference price for gas had an average value of 48.8 euros/MWh: it was 40 euros/MWh for six months, rising 5 euros/MWh each month thereafter. It has increased by 1.1 euros/MWh since last April, ending at 65 euros/MWh.

Currently, the mechanism has not had any effect on the marginal matching processes in the wholesale markets since the end of February due to the drop in the price of natural gas below the thresholds set for its application, but, if necessary, the extension will allow maintaining a reasonable price, not so dependent on the evolution of natural gas.