What do the variations in the economic conditions of power and gas depend on for customers served in greater protection

Both for power and gas, the variations are influenced by the costs of supplying the raw material, by the expenditure for system charges, and by transport rates and meter management. This change concerns both customers served under 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 greater protection; this change may concern both power and gas and is valid until the end of the quarter indicated.

ARERA prices and tariffs update for the third quarter of 2021: what changes

According to the data found by ARERA, in the third quarter of 2021 there will be an increase in the power expenditure for the typical family with an increase in overall expenditure of + 9.9% compared to the previous quarter. This change is mainly due to a strong growth in the prices of the main energy raw materials and the simultaneous acceleration of the prices of CO2 emission permits, which have pushed up the price of power. As for Natural Gas, it too will record a price increase of + 15.3% compared to the previous quarter.

The growth in demand, mainly due to temperatures below the seasonal averages, had the effect of increasing the gas raw material component. The new year will therefore open with more expensive power and gas tariffs and increases in the bills for families who are still under greater protection. The increase in the prices of CO2 emission permits would have led to much greater increases (about 20% increase). However, the government, by intervening with the use of the proceeds from CO2 auctions, has limited these increases thanks to an emergency measure. Support measures are also in place for both individuals and businesses, thanks to the automatic bonus for needy families and the extension of the discount on the bill for small businesses.

Why switching to Enel Energia

By choosing an Enel Energia power and gas offer for the free market, you will not suffer a quarterly change in the price of the energy component and the gas raw material component.

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 12 months from the date of activation of the supply. Just log into the enel.it portal to compare the prices of power offers and natural gas offers and find the one that best suits your needs.

Enel Energia Power and Gas offers

The offers designed for those who have chosen to switch to the Free Market

Enel Energia offers various offers for the free market that ensure the price of the energy component and the gas raw material blocked for 12 months.

  • Power

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    The price is referring only to the energy component and is locked for 12 months (excluding VAT and taxes)

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  • Gas

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    E-light Gas

    The simplicity of an all-digital offer at the best price

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    *price is referring only to gas raw material and is locked for one year (excluding VAT and taxes). 

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Quarterly trends in protected conditions (ARERA data)

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%