The price of electricity will remain above 250 euros/MWh on Sunday

About 29 euros less than the price per MWh if the gas price limit is not included

MADRID, 23 (EUROPE PRESS)

The average price of electricity for regulated rate customers linked to the wholesale market remains above 250 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) this Sunday, according to provisional data from the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE) collected by Europa Press .

Specifically, the price for PVPC customers will be 251.19 euros/MWh, which represents a minimum decrease of 0.3% compared to this Saturday.

This price is the result of adding the average price of the auction in the wholesale market to the compensation that the demand will pay to the combined cycle plants for the application of the ‘Iberian exception’ to cap the price of gas for the generation of electricity .

In the auction, the average price of electricity in the wholesale market – the so-called ‘pool’ – will stand at 136.99 euros/MWh on Sunday. The maximum price will be registered from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with 192.01 euros/MWh, while the minimum for the day, of 91.47 euros/MWh, will be between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

To this price of the ‘pool’ is added the compensation of 114.20 euros/MWh to the gas companies that has to be paid by the consumers who benefit from the measure, the consumers of the regulated rate (PVPC) or those who, despite being in the free market, they have an indexed rate.

10% LESS THAN WITHOUT APPLYING THE MEASURE

In the absence of the ‘Iberian exception’ mechanism to cap the price of gas for electricity generation, the price of electricity in Spain would be on average around 280.43 euros/MWh, which is around 29 euros/MWh more than with the compensation for clients of the regulated rate, who will thus pay around 10% less on average.

The Iberian mechanism, which entered into force on June 15, limits the price of gas for electricity generation to an average of 48.8 euros per MWh over a period of twelve months, thus covering the coming winter, a period in which energy prices are more expensive.

Specifically, the ‘Iberian exception’ sets a path for natural gas for electricity generation at a price of 40 euros/MWh in the initial six months, and subsequently, a monthly increase of five euros/MWh until the end of the measure .