Electricity for 0 euros - crucial tips from the Sat.1 experts
Created: 01/05/2023 08:56
By: Dominik Jahn
Electricity for 0 euros - crucial tips from the Sat.1 experts for reimbursement with the electricity price brake.
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Rising energy costs will remain in 2023. But with one important tip, consumers can get their electricity for almost zero euros.
A few values and the electricity price brake are decisive for this.
The rising electricity prices are currently a burden on everyone.
reported, an energy company even increased the costs by a whopping 141 cents.
A real shock for consumers.
A real money-saving tip from TV could help.
Electricity for zero euros should even be possible in the best case.
The way in which consumers use the electricity price brake, which will start in January 2023, is decisive for free energy.
Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck wants to get the help underway by the end of the month at the latest.
TV expert from Sat.1 sees an opportunity for electricity for zero euros
There is a true savings detective at the TV station Sat.1.
Consumer expert Daniel Engelbarts regularly gives important advice for everyday life on breakfast television.
And with this tip he could have hit the mark with the people.
The prospect of electricity for zero euros is very tempting.
According to the report, consumers could save money in a very special way and even protect the environment as a side effect.
Important: As a consumer, you have to know how to use the electricity price brake correctly.
Engelbarts: "There are some values that you have to know for that."
Important values for consumers for free electricity
According to the TV report, these values include the previous year's consumption, the current price and the electricity price brake.
The previous year's consumption is determined by the provider - as of September 2022. Specific prices are then applied to this value.
Electricity price brake
According to the definition, the electricity price brake is a subsidy to cushion price increases for electricity.
Similarly, the gas price brake has already been created.
Both measures by the federal government are intended to mitigate the economic and social "impact of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine".
In his example, the Sat.1 expert assumes a consumption of 3,500 kilowatt hours (kWh) in the previous year, a current price of 60 cents/kWh and an electricity price brake of 40 cents/kWh.
According to Engelbarts, there is a specific reason why the previous year’s consumption is taken as of September 2022: “At that time, nobody knew about an electricity price brake, and it was not possible to increase the value.” And this is how it should work:
This is how you get a refund on the electricity price
With the electricity price brake, 80 percent of the previous year's consumption is capped at 40 cents.
In the TV example, the current price is 60 percent.
That is, the remaining 20 percent must be paid by the consumer with the higher price.
Anyone who saves electricity and falls below 80 percent of the previous year's consumption is rewarded with the brake.
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If you achieve a saving of 30 percent - based on the example with a previous year's consumption of 3,500 kWh - then you get a refund.
The calculation of the Sat.1 savings expert:
Calculation examples for consumers: This is how electricity costs are reduced
If you save 30 percent in consumption, you get a refund of 210 euros at 60 cents/kWh.
The electricity bill for this year will then fall to 770 euros instead of the normal price of 1,540 euros with the same consumption.
Electricity consumption 70 percent of the previous year's consumption
2,450 kWh at 40 cents
Refund at 60 cents/kWh
- 210 euros
Electricity consumption 50 percent of the previous year's consumption
1,750 kWh at 40 cents
Refund at 60 cents/kWh
Electricity consumption 48 percent of the previous year's consumption
1,680 kWh at 40 cents
Refund at 60 cents/kWh
- 672 euros
According to Sat.1 experts, anyone who manages it and is at 48 percent of the previous year's consumption can end up with 0 euros for electricity.
Reduce power consumption
Saving electricity is very easy.
In particular, the stand-by mode of many devices causes consumption in one's own household to be far too high.
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