The price of kilowatt-hour (kWh) electricity has experienced a rise of 10.3% in the first half of April, compared to the same period last year, according to data from Facua-Consumidores en Acción, which warns that this increase may mean more than 5 euros in the monthly bill of the average user.
Specifically, the association points out that in the first half of April the kWh with semi-regulated tariffs (PVPC) averaged 15.04 cents (11.83 plus 27.19% indirect taxes), compared to 13.64 cents (10.72 plus indirect taxes) in the same period in 2018.
Thus, if the average price per kWh for the first fifteen days of the month is taken as a reference, the average user bill would be 74.25 euros, 7.5% higher than the 69.10 euros for the same period in 2018. It also represents an increase of 2.6% with respect to the 72.39 euros invoiced for last month’s tariffs.
For this reason, Facua demands that the candidates in the general elections of 28 April commit themselves in a “clear and unambiguous way to adopt forceful measures to reduce the very high electricity bill suffered by users”.
In this way, the association demands the intervention of the sector, so that it is the Government “that periodically sets prices on the basis of the real cost of energy production and ceases to depend on an auction that facilitates speculation by the big electricity.