Tomorrow’s electricity is the most expensive Sunday in Spanish history

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Electricity price in Spain to skyrocket again on Monday, January 10
Electricity price in Spain to skyrocket again on Monday, January 10. image: wikimedia

Tomorrow’s electricity is the most expensive Sunday in Spanish history

Electricity prices in Spain are fluctuating every day, making it increasingly more difficult for consumers to organise themselves. When it comes to putting the washing machine, iron, or turning on the heating, there seems to be no predetermined pattern to follow.

According to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE), tomorrow, December 12, electricity consumers in Spain can look forward to what will be the most expensive Sunday in history. The average price will reach €256.98/MWh, an increase of 7.29 per cent on today, Saturday 11.

Today’s price of €239.98/MWh, has also been the most expensive Saturday ever, as reported by Europa Press. This is despite the fact that weekends are normally a cheaper rate, due to the decrease in electricity demand.

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Sunday’s price of electricity in the wholesale market will be 85.89 per cent more expensive than that registered on December 12, 2020. The maximum price of €298 tomorrow, will be between 7pm and 8pm, while the cheapest will be the hour between 4am and 5am, which will be €218.01.

These prices of the ‘pool’, have a direct effect on the regulated tariff  – the PVPC – to which almost 11 million consumers in the country are connected. It serves as a reference for the other 17 million who have contracted their supply in the free market.

Inflated prices are being blamed on high gas prices in the markets, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rights, which are also both at record highs this year, as reported by lasprovincias.es.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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