166.29 euros per megawatt hour
Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2021 – 13:37
The price does not rise compared to the historical maximum marked on Thursday, but it continues to be framed in the upward trend of these months
High voltage towers and power lines in the Ensanche de Vallecas.Javi Martinez WORLD
The price of electricity will give a little respite this Friday, when it will have an average price of 166.29 euros per megawatt hour in the wholesale market. It is the third highest figure in history, but it comes after two days in which the electricity shot up and came to touch 190 euros.
Despite this, on Friday there will be peaks of 188.17 euros that practically coincide with the record average price that is set this Thursday. Some valleys of 140.66 help to soften the price after 172.78 euros on Wednesday, which represented an increase of almost 20 euros compared to the previous historical mark.
September, in any case, continues the trend that began to be marked in April and ended up settling in July, when it first touched a historical record that has remained unbeaten since January 11, 2002 (103.76 euros) and shortly thereafter Super.
Thus, as of July 31, the wholesale market had only exceeded 100 euros on average four times -three in that month-, while since August 1 it has only dropped below three figures on seven occasions.
In September the price has never fallen from the 127.36 euros that were marked on the 7th, the record has been exceeded seven times and, in the 17 days that have elapsed of the month, 16 of the highest prices of the month have been registered. the history.
The Government presented this Tuesday the package of measures approved by the Council of Ministers to reduce the electricity bill and try to ensure that by the end of the year it ends at a level similar to that at the end of 2018. It consists of eight tools distributed in five blocks that They will inject the profits obtained by the electricity companies during this crisis to establish a cap on the price of gas or reduce some of the taxes that appear on the bill, among others.
The plan has not been well received by the generating and trading companies: Foro Nuclear threatened to stop its production if the measures went ahead, while the minority shareholders of the electricity companies have already announced that they will take to court what they consider an “expropriation” . Also the associations of freelancers denounce that it is an insufficient package that does not go to the base of the problem.
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