The rise in the price of light comes at the worst possible time. In a context where Spain is affected by a cold wave with record temperatures, last Friday increased the price to 94.00 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), how does this affect the citizen in their electricity bill?
The rise in prices over the last few days is attributed to three main reasons:
It's true that not everyone is affected, as it depends on the rate you have contracted. This is where the crucial difference lies:
As you may have deduced, this increase in the electricity bill only affects those who have contracted the PVPC tariff, which is approximately 40% of Spanish households.
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