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Electricity prices unchanged for 2013 - solar power cheaper
Bern (ots) - BKW Inc. has decided not to make any general adjustment in its electricity prices effective from 1 October 2012, despite difficult boundary conditions such as regulatory intervention and rising costs. Minor individual increases may be introduced within the different customer segments due to energy pricing adjustments in the ratio between high and low tariffs. Overall, private households will enjoy stable prices for 2013. BKW is also reducing the surcharge for certified solar power to 39 cents per kWh.
The 2013 prices can be kept stable not least thanks to the comprehensive cost reduction and efficiency enhancement measures adopted by BKW. Despite every effort to enhance efficiency, however, investments in the grid and production areas which are essential for security of supply will necessitate an increase in prices in the future.
Effective 1 October 2012, BKW will also reduce the surcharge for the 1to1 energy sun star product from 63 cents to 39 cents per kWh. This brings it into line with the current average market prices for electricity from new generating facilities. BKW has taken this step in a bid to boost demand, which in turn will enable additional, lower-cost production plants to be built and operated.
BKW customers will be informed about the price adjustments over the next few weeks. The new grid usage and energy prices, valid from 1 October 2012, will be posted on the BKW website at www.bkw-fmb.ch/markt. This website also provides customers with an electricity cost calculator to help them calculate the change in their electricity costs.
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