Essent informs its customers about this.
Almost 50 cents added
The current electricity tariff at Essent is 0.29447 euros per kilowatt hour. From next month this will be 0.44395 euros per kilowatt hour. That is still well below 70 cents per kilowatt hour, the amount that will probably apply as the price ceiling from 1 January.
The increase will therefore not only have to be paid out of pocket in the coming months, but also once the price ceiling has come into effect.
Pepijn Crone explains how the price ceiling works in the video below:
The rate for gas will go from 1,51371 euros per cubic meter to 1,99440 euros. In the coming months, that will be sour for Essent’s customers. But from January 1, the government will pay for the entire increase. The price ceiling will probably be 1.50 euros per cubic meter of gas: that is even below the current rate.
“Energy prices are still rising very quickly. Unfortunately, your variable supply rates will increase as a result as of October 1, 2022,” an email to customers reads. The new rates include ‘energy tax, surcharge for sustainable energy and climate transition and 9 percent VAT’.