Electricity Price Increases

E.ON regional subsidiaries increase electricity prices in April and may between price increases at about 65 electricity suppliers up to 12.1 percent, 2.5 percent and 6.6 percent in the coming months Berlin, February 15, 2010 after prices at around 200 electric utilities have risen at the turn of the year, many consumers are asked more in the spring for their electricity purchases to the cashier. Current evaluations of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de plan their prices to increase about 65 more electricity in the coming months to 12.1 percent. Many customers of the largest German energy supplier E.ON are affected by the price increases. The current five by seven regional subsidiaries * from April and may between 2.5 per cent and 6.6 per cent more expensive to. The average electricity prices in the spring by 5.6 percent. The announced increases mean additional costs of about 53 euros\”for a four-member household with an annual consumption of 4,000 kWh of electricity, energy expert explains Thorsten Bohg by toptarif.de. In some cases even larger households face of 100 euros and more but also with additional burdens. \”Total 7 million households are affected by the announced price increases in the spring because in addition to five regional E.ON companies many end customers in major cities such as Munich and Dresden again have to pay more for their electricity.

Only two companies to relieve their customers plan with Stadtwerke Greifswald and Wissembourg. This year’s increases to electricity customers in Saxony are particularly extensive. Total have their tariffs between 3.7 percent since the beginning of the year 28 of 39 regional utilities in the State of Bavaria and 14.5 percent more expensive and plan appropriate steps in the spring. At the largest German energy supplier E.ON, has been merely the Thuringian regional subsidiary E.ON Thuringer Energie AG has announced specifically to keep prices stable by the end of the year.

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