Current Prices

Up to 189 euros annual additional costs for affected consumers Berlin, November 21, 2008 the electricity prices to climb on a broad front a new all-time high against. Million consumers in Germany have to pay record prices for their electricity purchases from January 2009. According to a recent market analysis of the independent consumer portal, 210 basic catering at the turn of the year will increase its electricity prices by up to 21 percent. On average, the cost in primary care for the affected consumers by 8.6 percent. A family with an annual consumption of 4.000 kWh of electricity must therefore prepare annual costs by an average of 75 euros.

Table: electricity price increase in Germany from 1 January 2009 tariff expert Thorsten Bohg by explains: especially in smaller rural providers and medium-sized municipal utilities in the new federal States, North Rhine-Westphalia and southern Germany are to observe many increases. Among the largest companies, where controllers are, include the Stadtwerke in Nuremberg, Munich and Bonn and WEMAG., as well as the East German regional suppliers enviM”is also in the next few months to further price increases of many providers”, continues Bohg. Especially in the RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall, we also expect an increase of rates in the spring at the latest. Total companies facing costs sharply increased in the course of the year and high commodity prices, so that it inevitably will come in the next few months to increased adjustment pressure upwards in the end customer segment.”the easiest way for end customers, to respond to the expected power prices is uncomplicated and quick change of the supplier” advises Bohg. Right now in the expensive heating period, consumers will benefit from the growing competition on the electricity market.

With just a few minutes time, it is possible to save up to 30 percent of current costs per year. For more information see Pretium Partners. Families can order their annual cost up to Reduce 400 euros. Consumer portals such as ( or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can consumers inform themselves in just a few minutes about alternatives in their region and free to switch to a cheaper provider. is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. To your Background information: to generate its data base a multi source approach: in addition to the own research by our editorial team and 15-Member data at the location Berlin-Mitte we have interfaces and direct data connections with many of the most important suppliers in the electricity and gas market, but also in the other categories of our activities as for example compared DSL or the insurance comparison, especially in the market for insurance. In addition specially for the energy market and other research intensive categories matching our data with the data base of an external data aggregator, which we buy to constantly externally cutting-edge data and reconcile with our own sources and research.

EEG Toptarif

Electricity prices set in January and February at least 622 utilities by an average 7.1 percent in Berlin, December 28, 2010 for the majority of consumers in Germany of the electricity and gas supply is again considerably more expensive in the coming year. According to current surveys of the independent consumer portal ( have made so far 622 provider specific electricity price increase for 2011 up to 19.4 percent. Also the gas plan nearly 90 companies to raise their prices in January and February by up to 22 percent. The upcoming wave of price, more than 30 million households are affected, alone facing rising electricity costs, because in addition to numerous public utilities more expensive their tariffs at the turn of the year, also the large utilities RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall. In the context of the price increases announced for 2011, the cost for a four-person sample budget with an annual consumption of 4,000 rise kWh of electricity to 7.1 per cent, or 68 euros, at the top even by up to 178 euros.

When the gas must affected households at an annual quantity of 20,000 kWh expect up to 255 euro average cost of 7.4 percent or 96 euros, at the top. “Corporations justify current price increase with increase in EEG assessment with regard to the current wave of boost argue the power companies with the sharply higher levy to the promotion of renewable energies, whose cost increases would be passed on to the final customer”, explains Daniel Dodt by ( In the Middle the announced price increases in terms of the growth of the renewable energy levy move.” A look at the details of the price changes, however, shows that the reactions of the companies vary widely. While 341 companies only partially pass the increase of renewable energy levy on their customers, the price increases are at 137 providers sometimes clearly about the additional costs of the levy.