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The price of electricity drops today: these are the cheapest hours to put the washing machine on

Date: July 13, 2024 Time: 20:17:29

The price of electricity drops today. The more than two million customers linked to the regulated electricity rate celebrate the arrival of the weekend with a drop in the price of electricity. The bill will be 60% cheaper on Saturday compared to this Friday. Consumers will have numerous hours at zero euros, even with negative prices, undoubtedly the best time to use the most consuming appliances, such as the washing machine or dishwasher, and significantly reduce their electricity bill.

Customers with a regulated rate who are linked to the wholesale market will pay an average of 5.66 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), 62.71% less compared to this Friday. Setting the washing machine, for example, to the cheapest hours, as well as the oven or the appliances that consume the most, is a formula that experts always recommend to save on the electricity bill.

The most expensive and cheapest hours of electricity this Saturday

The maximum price, of 24.69 euros/MWh, will be recorded between 00:00 and 01:00, while the negative price and, therefore, the cheapest hour of -0.07 euros/MWh will occur between 16:00 and 5:00 p.m. according to data from the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE).

The price of electricity tomorrow by the hour.

From 00:00 to 01:00 hours: 13.07 euros/MWh​From 01:00 to 02:00 hours: 10 euros/MWh​From 02:00 to 03:00 hours: 11.39 euros/MWh​From 03:00 to 04:00 hours: 10 euros/MWh​From 04:00 to 05:00 hours: 9.57 euros/MWh​From 05:00 to 06:00 hours: 7 euros/MWh​From 06:00 to 07:00 hours: 7.54 euros/MWhFrom 07:00 to 08:00 hours: 8.43 euros/MWhFrom 08:00 to 09:00 hours: 7.42 euros/MWhFrom 09:00 to 10:00 hours : 2.1 euros/MWh​From 10:00 to 11:00 hours: 0.44 euros/MWh​From 11:00 to 12:00 hours: 0.05 euros/MWh​From 12:00 to 13:00 hours: 0 euros/MWh​From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: 0 euros/MWh​From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: 0 euros/MWh​From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: -0. 04 euros/MWh​From 16:00 to 17:00 hours: -0.07 euros/MWh ​From 17:00 to 18:00 hours: -0.01 euros/MWh​From 18:00 to 19:00 hours : 0.04 euros/MWh​From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 3.25 euros/MWh​From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: 7.88 euros/MWh​From 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. hours: 10 euros/MWh​From 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: 8.58 euros/MWh​From 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.: 7.54 euros/MWh

Will the price of electricity have free hours?

It must be clarified that the fact that hours are registered in the ‘pool’ at zero euros does not mean that electricity is free for a consumer covered by the regulated tariff (PVPC), since they have to assume a series of regulated costs, such as transportation and distribution networks, among others.

Three appliances that increase your electricity bill

When we buy new appliances, it is important to take into account three fundamental aspects: their energy efficiency, using them correctly (some even have savings modes) and making sure that their consumption adapts to our electricity bill. However, there are some appliances that generally consume more electricity than others.

The dishwasher, although it is not an appliance present in every home, is one of those that requires the highest electricity consumption. According to OCU calculations, it can consume up to 246 kWh per year, which represents approximately 7% of total energy consumption and translates into up to 74 additional euros on the annual electricity bill. The same happens with the washing machine, which can consume up to 255 kWh per year, that is, about 77 euros extra on the annual bill. Finally, and logically, the refrigerator, which has an average consumption of 662 kWh per year, which means an increase of approximately 199 euros in the annual rate in the case of the PVPC.

Factors influencing price escalation

The rise in prices in most European countries is attributed to various factors, including the increase in the price of gas in international markets. This fuel is used in combined cycle plants and has a significant impact on determining market prices during most hours of the day. Furthermore, the increase in the value of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rights also contributes to this situation.

Why does the price of electricity change in each time slot?

Electricity bill prices are flexible and linked to the wholesale electricity market. For this reason, the price of electricity in each time period is determined based on the energy demand at that moment, which gives rise to a constant variation in the cost of electricity throughout the day.

For example, during periods of high demand due to more extreme cold temperatures for heating or extreme heat for air conditioners, prices tend to rise. Additionally, it is important to consider that expenses associated with adjustment services, charges, capacity payments, marketing, weighing, and interruptibility pricing, among others, may vary in price from hour to hour. With the entry into force in January 2024 of the new methodology for calculating the regulated electricity rate, it is expected to give more stability to the electricity market.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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