Tuesday November 14, 2023by Ӕde de Jong
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The energy bill will probably rise again. Winter is just around the corner and the price ceiling will end in 2024. Moreover, international tensions could suddenly drive up energy prices again. Many consumers have already concluded a permanent contract with rates below the price ceiling. Avoid rising prices and sign a permanent contract!
Rates are rising
Energy is always more expensive in winter. In addition, international tensions can further increase energy prices from one moment to the next. At the same time, you can no longer fall back on the price ceiling after this year. Yet many consumers still seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude. According to the ACM, there are still 4 million households that currently have a variable contract. And yet many permanent contracts with prices below the price ceiling are offered on Gaslicht.com.
End of price ceiling
The question is how sensible this is now that it is getting colder outside. Variable rates remained favorable for a while due to the warmest October on record, but this now appears to be changing. Rates are slowly going up. Like every winter. Since 80% of your gas consumption takes place in the winter, this is the time to fix your energy rates. There are also many consumers who think that the price ceiling makes it wise to wait a little longer before switching. But now that the rates are below the price ceiling, there is no need to wait at all. So our advice: opt for certainty and transfer on time.
Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Ӕde de Jong
Ӕde has been working as a content marketer at Gaslicht.com, Bellen.com and Internetten.nl since the beginning of 2023. He is actively involved in the website content and news and works every day to make the complex energy and telecom market understandable. In addition, Ӕde is responsible for updating the websites.