Although the Intelligent Energy Association estimated a month ago an increase in electricity prices for the next business year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) by about 10%, according to the latest figures on increasing electricity prices for household consumers in the Universal Service (consumers who did not enter the competitive market and remained with the same supplier), the increase from July 1, 2021 of the average price will be of 4.8%, the association announced.
“Unfortunately it is only a first stage of the price increase, on January 1, 2022 there will probably be a new increase with another 5%”, say the AEI representatives.
Thus, the increase in electricity prices from July 1, 2021, for customers of the Universal Service, varies from 1.3% in Bucharest and Ilfov to 7.5% in Oltenia.
Consumers who have not concluded contracts on the competitive market will pay on average, annually, more for the energy consumed, by up to 96 lei, the association says.
“Those who do not want to pay more for electricity this summer can conclude contracts in the competitive market, where according to ANRE’s price comparator they can obtain on average a lower bill by up to 356 lei/year.”