Bills: here's how to avoid changes in the price of power and gas

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 second quarter of 2022

According to the data found by ARERA, in the second quarter of 2022 , despite a context of great uncertainty, there was a drop in the protection prices for power and natural gas, first after 6 quarters (7 for gas). In fact, we will see a reduction of -10.2% for the power bill and -10% for the gas bill (for the typical family with a protection contract).

Despite this first reduction in prices, the difference in spending 1 is still marked compared to the previous year 1 . In terms of final effects, for the power bill the expenditure for the typical family 2 in the rolling year (between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022) will be approximately 948 euros, + 83% compared to the equivalent 12 months of the previous year (1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021). In the same period, the typical household expenditure for the gas bill will be approximately 1,652 euros, with a variation of + 71% compared to the equivalent 12 months of the previous year.

Since February 24, 2022, the day of the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, there has been strong volatility in the prices of main energy commodities. In general, we are faced with "a climate of great uncertainty due to the possible extension to the energy sector of the economic sanctions previously adopted against Russia and, consequently, to the risk of a partial or total interruption of supplies Russian ".

The price of power also follows this trend and marked a record value last March 8 , with a daily average of 587.67 €/MWh.

1 The rolling year includes the quarter subject to the update and the three previous quarters, also considering the consumption associated with each quarter.
2 The average consumption of a typical family: for power 2,700 kWh per year and power 3 kW; for gas they are 1,400 cubic meters per year.

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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.

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 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)

 Q2 2022 -10,2% -10%
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%
Q1 2020

- 5,4%

+ 0,8

Q4 2019

+ 2,6%

+ 3,9%

Q3 2019 + 1,9%

- 6,9%

Q2 2019

- 8,5%

- 9,9%