Rates: from 1st July -6.7% gas, + 3.3% electricity – Chronicle

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After the sharp falls in the second quarter, characterized by the lockdown for coronavirus (-18.3% for electricity and -13.5% for gas), starting from July 1 and for the third quarter of 2020, bills for families in enhanced protection services will still mark a drop for gas, equal to -6.7%, and a rise for electricity, + 3.3%. The Authority for Energy and the Environment announced this, explaining that the increase in light is linked to the costs of operating the system. Gross of taxes, compared to last year the typical family benefits from a total saving of 212 euros per year.

In detail, the Arera calculates, for electricity the expenditure for the typical family in the sliding year (between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020) will be around 496 euros, with a variation of -12.2 % compared to the 12 equivalent months of the previous year (1st October 2018 – 30th September 2019), corresponding to savings of around 69 euros per year. In the same period, the expenditure of the typical family for the gas bill will be approximately € 1,006, with a decrease of 12.4% compared to the equivalent 12 months of the previous year, corresponding to a saving of approximately € 143 per year. The rise in the electricity bill, in a context of wholesale markets that are showing the first signs of recovery after the fall in prices recorded in the second quarter, the Authority still underlines, is substantially linked to an increase in operating costs and balance the system (dispatching costs).

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