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The price of electricity will rise this Monday by 37.1%, to 86.85 euros/MWh

MADRID, 3 Sep.

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The price of electricity will rise this Monday by 37.1%, to 86.85 euros/MWh


The average price of electricity for regulated tariff customers linked to the wholesale market will rise this Monday, September 4, 37.1% compared to Sunday, up to 86.85 euros per megawatt hour (MWh).

By time slots, the maximum price, of 138.33 euros/MWh, will be recorded between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., while the minimum price will be given between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., with 52.14 euros/MWh, according to provisional data from the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE) collected by Europa Press.

In these first four days of the month, the electricity market average stands at 89.58 euros/MWh, compared to the 152.83 euros/MWh that the pool price registered in the same period of September 2022.

To this average price of the 'pool' would be added the compensation to the gas companies, 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 , 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' was extended until December 31, after the agreement reached by Spain and Portugal with the European Commission.

Thus, it lasted seven months, until the end of this year, and it was not excluded that it could be extended for a longer time 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 every month thereafter. It increases by 1.1 euros/MWh since 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 fall in the price of natural gas below the thresholds set for its application, but, if necessary, the extension will allow the maintenance of a reasonable price, not so dependent on the evolution of natural gas.