News Digest Item
30 Jan 2018

German wholesale power prices fall while natural gas prices surge


Wholesale power prices in Germany fell by four percent in 2017, price comparison website Verivox says in a press release. Prices at the electricity exchange EEX fell to 31.3 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), compared to 32.6 eur/MWh in the year before, Verivox says. “Apart from wholesale power prices, we also observe lower grid fees in certain regions. This is coupled with a lower level of taxes, surcharges, and levies,” says Christian Buske of Verivox. By contrast, prices for natural gas surged by 24 percent, from 14.0 eur/MWh in 2016 to 17.4 eur/MWh in the following year, the price comparison service adds.

Find the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Industrial power prices and the Energiewende for more information

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