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The price of electricity will reach this afternoon the maximum in what goes from year

The megawatt per hour will be worth more than 182 euros at 19 hours for regulated tariffs, with the production of more expensive sources.

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The price of electricity will reach this afternoon the maximum in what goes from year

Put washing machine, heat water, cook with electric hotplates or simply turn on light, it will be this afternoon more expensive than at any or time in recent months. At 19 hours price of electricity will reach peak of year, that is to say, 182.54 euros per megawatt per hour, says federation of Associations of Industrial Engineers of Spain (FAIIE) with data of electrical network. It is cost of active energy billing PVPC (voluntary price for small consumer), regulated tariff and before called "of last resort" and that it pays close to half of Spanish households, and that varies every hour. All users who have a smart meter effectively integrated in TeleManagement system and are subscribed to this type of rate, will pay this higher cost today.

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The value of megawatt per hour, which between 16 and 17 hours will be around 120 euros, will increase sharply between 17 and 18 hours, reaching 170 euros. In later hour it will surpass level reached from 21 and 22 hours of January 25, which was of 182.05 euros, maximum recorded so far in year. In those days level of demand grew a lot because of cold wave that hit peninsula.

In principle, demand for this time of year is inferior to that of or exercises and is well below heat waves of summer (and its air conditioning) or coldest days of winter (in few areas of Spain is still needed heating during D ). However, prices go up because sources of generation y are resorting to are more expensive than at or times.

Extend photo evolution of price of megawatt per hour in what goes of year. More expensive production sources

Thus, according to daily balance of grid electricity, demand will add today 649 gigawatts and generation shall be 620 gigawatts. The contribution to production of combined cycle, that works with gas, it is more expensive with respect to or methods, it will be today of 25.1% against 17% of October 24 (which, having been a Monday, is taken as reference of a year comparable to today).

On contrary, hydraulic generation, cheaper, is now very low, only 3.4%, compared to 10.3% of just a year ago, due to low level of reservoirs by drought. According to this data, recent rainfall does not seem to have improved situation in a relevant way.

After analysing se data, industrial engineers advise to displace energy consumptions of household outside time slot from 18 to 22 hours, which will reach very high prices. From FAIIE point to Government fact that a gradual increase in electric energy prices is seen since end of August. Therefore, "it would seem advisable, to adopt some kind of measures to moderate m," y suggest.

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