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A difference of up to 83 euros with the same energy consumption: Network tariffs for the next year vary greatly by region |  MyGuide

A difference of up to 83 euros with the same energy consumption: Network tariffs for the next year vary greatly by region | MyGuide

Mine energyThe New network definitions For electricity and natural gas is known. In addition to the introduction of capacity tariffs, the changes for each region are also striking. With similar usage, you pay more or less, depending on where you live. Where are the highest network costs and where do you get the cheapest ones? Mijnenergie.be Find it out.

By Kurt DiMahn, in association with Mijnenergie

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Network tariffs depend on the distribution network operator serving you. It covers the costs incurred by Fluvius to establish and maintain the distribution network. As network owners, network operators determine the investments. Thus the actions they take determine the quality of service and the costs associated with it.

In addition, sales volumes also vary depending on the network area. In higher density areas, the grid operator serves more homes with electricity and natural gas and must provide higher grid capacity.

83 euros difference with the same energy consumption

This leads to some notable differences. A household with a dual digital meter, an electricity consumption of 3,500 kWh per year and an average monthly peak of 4.26 kW will pay an average of 337 euros (VAT included) in network tariffs in 2023. That’s 11 euros or 3 percent more than in 2022. Gaselwest, which serves parts of West and East Flanders, bumped that bill up to €395. Fluvius Limburg keeps it at €312.

The €83 gap between the highest and lowest amount appears to be smaller than it was in 2022, as the difference is currently still €171. “In 2023, the differences between network operators will be less than before,” says the Flemish energy regulator VREG. Grid prices are falling in Gaselwest, Iveka and Iverlek. They hike Fluvius Limburg, Fluvius West, and PBE, among others. According to VREG, this increase follows years in which these network operators earned less income through network tariffs than their fixed income allowance.

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Natural gas grid rates are going up everywhere

Network fees for natural gas are increasing throughout the network. A household with natural gas consumption of 17,000 kWh per year will pay an average of 227 euros (including VAT) in 2023. This is 21 euros or 10 percent more than in 2022. Fluvius West, who revitalizes In some West Flemish regions, it is the most expensive, with a contribution of €279. Iveka, which mainly serves Antwerp Kempin, charges €201.

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