The price of electricity will rise this Monday by 20.5%, up to 109.92 euros/MWh

MADRID, 9 Jul.

The price of electricity will rise this Monday by 20.5%, up to 109.92 euros/MWh


The average price of electricity for regulated rate customers linked to the wholesale market will rise this Monday, July 10, by 20.53% compared to this Sunday, up to 109.92 euros per megawatt/hour (MWh).

By time slots, the minimum price, of 88.32 euros/MWh, will be recorded between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., while the maximum price will be between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., with 151.65 euros/MWh.

The average for the electricity 'pool' so far in July stands at 94.89 euros/MWh, compared to the 244.45 euros/MWh that it marked in the same period last year.

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

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

Specifically, the agreement not only represents an extension of the Iberian exception that was already applied, but also implies some adjustments to accommodate it, such as the price reference, which until now increased by five euros per month, and will now be 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. Now, it will increase by 1.1 euros/MWh from last April, to conclude at 65 euros/MWh.

Currently, the mechanism has had no 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 maintain a reasonable price, not so dependent on the evolution of natural gas.