in the new countries more expensive than in West Germany. This has changed according to the observations of market experts, now. The reason could be a political decision.
Heidelberg (dpa) - The electricity cost of the households in Germany are the same. According to calculations by the Internet-comparison and placement portal Verivox, the household electricity costs in the new länder, for the first time, a little less than in West Germany. For many years this was reversed.
A Four-person household with an annual consumption of 4000 kilowatt-hours needed in the East of Germany currently, an average of 1189 Euro numbers. In the West German länder, the same amount of electricity was an average of 1202 euros, 1.1 percent more expensive. Yet 2017, the cost gap between East and West amounted to about 4 per cent to the detriment of consumers in the new countries.
According to calculations by the comparison portal Check24 consumers in the new countries, but a higher proportion of their disposable income for the household energy application. The West German single households use 3.8 percent of their purchasing power for electricity and Gas, in the new countries, 4.6 per cent.
in Germany the power costs rose, according to Verivox in the last twelve months by 1.4 per cent. The prices, however, developed in the East and the West are different. While they rose in the West: annual consumption of 4000 kilowatt hours by an average of 1.7 percent, declined in the East, by 0.2 percent.
The regional highest increase in electricity prices determined Verivox for the Saarland, with a premium of 3.8 percent. Above-average electricity price increased in North Rhine-Westphalia (plus 3 percent) and Baden-Württemberg (plus 2.9 percent). In three länder, it was become in the past twelve months-effective: in Brandenburg (minus 2.7 percent), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (minus 1.8 percent) and Bavaria (minus 0.7 percent). Overall, the price level in Germany is still very high. In Europe, according to statistics Agency, only the Danes, Eurostat and more.
One reason for the decline in prices, the development of the network charges to be. "The political decision on the transmission network charges bodies nationwide step of the way, and to distribute the costs of the energy transition evenly, is bearing fruit," said Valerian bird, an energy expert from Verivox. Since 2019, the charges for large transmission networks, which constitute a part of the total management costs will be unified nationwide. From 1. January 2023 to be in Germany, everywhere the same.
The fees for the construction and operation of the cables, the consumers pay through their electricity bill. Overall, they account for about 22 percent of the price of Electricity and, according to the Federal network Agency's regional differences. Especially in Parts of Northern and Eastern Germany are relatively high. The reasons for the different network charges are extremely complex. The nets are in the East of Germany, often to large sized. In addition, the network would have to be distributed in sparsely populated areas the cost to less users than in urban regions.
Verivox, according to 2017 in the West cost 274 euros net for a Four-person household is due, in the East, 339 Euro. Since then, the development of the network during opposite cost. In the old länder, they have risen by around 5 per cent to 287 Euro in the new on the other hand, 11 percent to 301 Euro has fallen.
Verivox electricity price-Atlas
monitoring report, Federal network Agency (network charges from p. 164)
Scientific service of the Bundestag to the development of the network charges
Check24 to the financial burden of a one-person house to a halt by the cost of electricity and GasUpdated Date: 24 May 2020, 10:34