The electricity bill, in the absence of three days to end the year, is 1.4% cheaper than in November and 2.4% lower than that registered a year ago, when it reached 61.70 euros, above the 60.23 euros that marks to date in December 2018.
The receipt of electricity for a consumer under the regulated tariff or PVPC, if it ends below what it cost in November (61.09 euros), would chain its third consecutive decline, although it would be 2.4% more expensive than the January of this year 2018, which amounted to 58.79 euros.
These three new declines in the bill have been occurring after last September the electricity bill marked an annual maximum of 63.86 euros.
The strong upturn in prices in the wholesale market due to the rise in fuels and carbon emission rights was responsible for the increases registered in the electricity bill in August and September.
These promotions led the Government to approve a royal decree-law with urgent measures to alleviate the impact of increases in consumers, which included the suspension of the 7% tax on electricity generation.
In addition, the royal decree-law has facilitated the hiring of hourly discrimination rates and has made the hiring of power more flexible, allowing the contracting of smaller quantities, to reduce this fixed cost of the bill and to actually pay for the power needed.
The receipt of the December light of this year for a typical consumer – with a contracted power of 4.4 kilowatts and an annual consumption of 3,000 kilowatt hours (250 KWh per month) – is 1.47 euros lower than December's 2017, according to data obtained from the simulator of the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC).
The electricity bill for this type of consumer would be in December 2018 of 60.23 euros in the absence of three days for the end of the year, 86 cents cheaper than in November.
The electricity bill began in 2018 with a decrease of 7.6% in January compared to December and then chained down until May, when it rebounded 7.7%.
Since then, it has maintained four consecutive increases, the last one in September, when it increased 3.3% with respect to August and 14.1% in relation to what it cost a year before, due to the high prices registered in the market. wholesaler that month, which exceeded 70 euros and marked several annual highs.
In the wholesale market the light has remained this month of December in something more than 60 euros the megawatt hour (MWh), after that in November it stood at an average of 61.97 euros / MWh, far from the 71.27 euros / MWh that it marked in October, although well above the 40.18 euros / MWh of average that there was in March.