Increases in the bill also in 2022: 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 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.

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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)

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%