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June 13, 2019

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The announced electricity price rises at the beginning of the coming year affect millions households. What alternatives are there? Berlin, November 24, 2010. The announced electricity price rises at the beginning of the coming year affect millions households. In addition to many municipal utilities also the energy giant announced increases of more than 10 percent Vattenfall, RWE and Energie Baden-Wurttemberg (EnBW). More and more customers are looking for a change of electricity provider. Most households in Germany are supplied by the respective providers of Basic.

The most important questions about the current wave of price increases. Why are electricity prices constantly rising? The power costs are rising persistently for years. Many former monopoly provider justify the price increases with the increased allocation for renewable energy. But for years, industry insiders criticize that it is mainly the low competition, charged mainly private households. Would change more electricity customers, then prices would soon no longer rise. At the Procurement of energy in particular independent energy suppliers on the large power producers such as Vattenfall, RWE, EnBW and E.ON are instructed.

Only these four energy giants produce more than 80 percent of the electricity for the German market. The rather here is competition, the better. That’s why politicians or the Federal Network Agency urge actively to change the power: so that the structures on the electricity market lasting change for the benefit of the customers. Must customers accept increased prices without contradiction? No, by increasing the customer usually a special termination right has. So he can easily switch to a cheaper provider. The consumer organizations strongly recommend this. Only through a change of provider, customers can use their market power and expressed their protest against the pricing policy of the previous supplier. The more consumers do this, the more the structure on the German electricity market will change expected. How much can save with another provider? The electricity leave through a change of provider in the Reduce ideally to several hundred euros.