the winners and losers of the 15% increase in EDF’s regulated tariffs

According to the start-up Lite, the average increase in the regulated electricity tariff on February 1 will be precisely 15.74% in 2023, or 184 euros more per year on average for customers. But depending on the contract taken out, the power of the meter and consumption habits, the large cart is possible with an increase of 11 to 19%!

The regulated electricity tariff (TRV) increased by 15% on 1 February. But not everyone is in the same boat when it comes to the multiple contracts that exist under the TRV regime. Indeed, the 15% is an average and the previous tariff shield – 4% theoretical between October 2021 and December 2022 – showed that the average increase had in reality been 5.4% with peaks of 11%. According to calculations by the start-up Lite for The Parisian based on 41,000 customers, the average increase will be precisely 15.74% in 2023, i.e. 184 euros more per year, with strong disparities.

Eight out of ten customers of EDF’s Base offer, who pay the same price per kilowatt hour at all hours of the day and night, weekdays and weekends, may experience a 16.54% increase in their bill. According to Lite, the more you consume, the more you lose.

As for customers of the Full Hours-Off Hours or Tempo options, where the price is different depending on the time of day or the time of year, the average increase will be 15.04% according to the same source. For what? Because the rate excluding tax for the off-peak hour only increases by 9.86% compared to 21.01% for the full hour.

However, as for Base customers, this good news depends on your consumption, the power of the meter and your ability to adapt your consumption to slots at off-peak hours and reduce your usage on Tempo red days. In effect, 22 days a year you pay full price! Above all, depending on your consumption practices, the real increase will rather be between 11.5% and 18%.

How to explain these carts?

The complexity and variability of the rules for calculating the different offers are in question, explains Rémy Rousset, co-founder of Lite, MoneyVox. The source of the energy and the level of taxes, on which the State intervenes, are not precisely the same according to the contract and lead to different effects. Especially since the increase in TRV affects the bill unequally. Roughly, this is divided into three parts: the price per kilowatt hour (kWh), the subscription price and taxes.

electricity, gas: reduce your bill with our online comparator

For its part, EDF delivers different figures from Lite on the impact of the increase in the tariff regulated on 1 February. According to the incumbent supplier, based on an average consumption of 4.7 mgawatt hour, the average amount of the electricity bill for a Blue Tariff household will increase on 1 February 2023 from 966 to 1,112 euros including tax per year. An average increase of 146 euros for a household at the regulated rate, or 15.1% more.

If he chooses the Base option, the increase will be limited to 94 euros for the year, i.e. 15.3% more, against 205 euros more (+ 15.2% over one year) for full-hour contracts hollow. On the other hand, EDF estimates that the increase for the Tempo option would be limited to only 4%.

The new prices will be passed on to the bill each month, specifies EDF to AFP. For customers who do not want to modify their monthly payments, an adjustment at the end of the year will be applied.

Rising electricity prices: what happens if I don’t pay my bill?

source site-96