Why does your bill increase?
For both power and gas, the variations are influenced by the costs of supplying the raw material, by the expenditure on system charges, and by transport tariffs and meter management. This change concerns both customers served under protection and "maggior tutela protection", and customers on the free market.
Every quarter, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA) communicates the change in economic conditions for customers served in protection and maggior tutela protection; this change may concern both power and gas and is valid until the end of the quarter indicated.
Update of ARERA prices and tariffs for the first quarter of 2022: what changes
According to the data found by ARERA, in the first quarter of 2022 there was an increase in the cost of the Power for the family type with an increased expenditure overall + 55% compared to the previous quarter. This change is due, for the part concerning the expenditure for energy, to the increase in the PE component to cover the purchase costs of power (+ 37.3%), to which is added an increase in the PD component to cover of dispatching prices (+ 3.3%) and of the PPE component for the equalization fee (15%). During the updating of the first quarter, as every beginning of the year, the network tariffs were updated, which are slightly down (-0.6%). These increases, of exceptional magnitude, follow those already occurring in the third and fourth quarters of 2021, which had been partially mitigated by maneuvers extraordinary on general system charges in the power sector, made possible by the allocation of resources by the State Budget.
As for the Natural Gas, it also records an increase of the price of the + 41.8% for a family type, compared to the previous quarter. The change, already applying the VAT reduction envisaged by government measures, is determined by the increase in expenditure for natural gas (+ 41.2%) due to the increase of the CMEM component, relating to natural gas procurement costs. Added to this change is an increase in the cost of transport and meter management (+ 0.6%), due to an increase in the transport share only partially offset by a reduction in the component relating to the distribution service for 2022. The Budget Law 2022 also allocated additional resources for the gas sector compared to those already allocated for the fourth quarter of 2021, to contain the effects of price increases.
The new year will therefore open with power and gas tariffs more expensive and increases in your bill for families who are still under the protection and "maggior tutela" protection service.
The rise in prices would have led to much greater increases in the bill, but the government has limited these increases thanks to an emergency measure. Support measures are also in place for both individuals and businesses, thanks to the strengthening of social bonuses for families in need and the possibility payment in installments of the amounts relating to invoices issued in the period between 1 January 2022 and 30 April 2022.
Offers to avoid price changes
By choosing an Enel Energia power and gas offer for the free market, you will not be exposed to the quarterly change in the price of the energy component and the raw material gas component, which will remain blocked for 24 months.
€ 30 bonus if you join online
Scegli Oggi Luce
Get the discount on the list price of the energy component blocked for the first 24 months30% if you come from the Free Market40% if you come from the Maggior Tutela Service
The list price of the energy component (excluding VAT and taxes), of the no-time plan equal to 0.25 €/kWh and discounted by 30% equal to 0.18 €/kWh, includes grid losses that are applied as defined, published and updated by ARERA. You will also have to pay the marketing and sales fee (CCV Luce) which, for the first 24 months of supply, will be € 108/POD/year (excluding VAT and taxes), to be paid on a monthly basis. The monthly bonus amount, equal to € 3, will be recognized in the bill only for online subscriptions starting from the second month of supply.
€ 30 bonus if you join online
Scegli Oggi Gas
On the list price of the gas raw material component for the first 24 months get:30% discountBlocked priceGas Price0,9 €/Smc *barrato. Prezzo attuale0,63 €/Smc *allo standard metro cubo
You will also have to pay the marketing and sales price (CCV Gas) which, for the first 24 months of supply, will be equal to 108 €/PDR/year (excluding VAT and taxes) to be paid on a monthly basis. *The price refers only to the gas raw material component (excluding VAT and taxes).
The monthly bonus amount, equal to € 3, will be recognized in the bill only for online subscriptions starting from the second month of supply.
Avoiding increases with Enel Energia
By choosing an Enel Energia power and gas offer for the free market, you will not be exposed to the quarterly change in the price of the energy component and the gas raw material component.
Most of Enel Energia's non-indexed residential offers, in fact, provide for a price of the energy component and the gas raw material component that is blocked for 24 months starting from the date of activation of the supply. Just log into the enel.it portal to compare the prices of Power and Gas offers and find the one that best suits your needs.
Quarterly trends in protected conditions (ARERA data)
|Q1 2022||+ 55%||+ 41,8%|
|Q4 2021||+ 29,8%||+ 14,4%|
|Q3 2021||+ 9,9%||+ 15,3%|
|Q2 2021||+ 3,8%||+ 3,9%|
|Q1 2021||+ 4,5%||+ 5,3%|
|Q4 2020||+ 15,6%||+ 11,4%|
|Q3 2020||+ 3,3%||- 6,7%|
|Q2 2020||- 18,3%||- 13,5%|
|Q3 2019||+ 1,9%||