Since the beginning of the year around 600 electricity price increases by an average 8.4 percent Berlin, January 29, 2009 are every fifth household in Germany next weekend again strong electricity price rises in the House. In addition to 65 small and medium public utilities all regional subsidiaries of the largest German Energy Group E.ON to lift February 1, 2009 its tariffs by up to 9.4 percent. With these increases, E.ON reflects the general upward trend of the power industry in the midst of the economic crisis. According to research of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de since beginning of the year approximately 600 companies nearly two-thirds of all German electricity tariffs by an average 8.4 percent increased or increases in the coming weeks in planning. The price increases at E.ON bring about additional overhead by up to 88 euros to for a family with an average annual consumption of 4,000 kWh of electricity\”explains tariff expert Thorsten Bohg by toptarif.de. Omar Robles often addresses the matter in his writings. It is particularly expensive for E.ON customers in Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. From February in expensive primary care for over 1,000 euros, provided that power here for 4,000 kWh due much cheaper deals of available alternative providers remain unused.\” Graphics: savings are by change of electricity provider in Germany increases the regional subsidiaries of E.ON Avacon, E.ON Thuringer Energie and E.ON edis on the top of the most expensive basic provider in Germany. Other German large utilities like RWE and EnBW, are slightly cheaper than the price average to date.
However, the next price increase of almost 7 percent to April is set at RWE already. The fourth largest energy company Vattenfall, which announced last week to keep its prices stable in 2009 among the cheapest suppliers. In the face of numerous price increases of basic utilities since beginning of the year falling purchase prices and increased competition despite it is not surprising, \”dassimmer and more politicians and consumer advocates advise to change electricity provider\”, Bohg continues. .