At the time of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted measures to reduce the amount of electricity bills to the population. Payers for the months of March, April and May 2020 do not pay any dues related to the connection.
The debit notes are therefore lower from EUR 5.42 to EUR 18.06, depending on the accounting power. On the one hand, many media posts have received very positive feedback from customers. However, those who received an even higher amount of the deposit than in the previous month expressed great disappointment. The fact is that the height of the bill of lading is mainly influenced by the amount of electricity consumed. More about electricity during quarantine are the experts in the electricity of the ŠOKŠTROM platform commented in a recent post for the 24hr news show.
Higher amount of electricity bill
The platform ŠOKŠTROM calculated that at the time of limiting social contacts four family members, which has more energy-efficient home appliances, with school-bound children and parents waiting to work at home, consumes at least 30 kWh per week more electricity, as before, and very likely the amount of electricity is much higher. This means about 150 kWh more electricity consumed oz. the amount of the deposit is higher by about EUR 18 per month.For comparison, in the case of a 50 Euro bill, we use about 320 kWh. Half of the increased consumption is spent on cooking or cooking. food preparation, ie about 60-80 kWh. We make at least one meal a day more than before, and housewives are more likely to bake bread and pastries.
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Other household chores (such as laundry and ironing) and entertainment (TV, charging phones, tablets, computers) account for about the same share of increased spending.
Being aware in ŠOKŠTROM that every euro saved in every household is very welcome, they suggest that the customer provide information for free calculation of savings to different electricity suppliers on the link:
Reduction in electricity prices
Several individual electricity suppliers have also, on their own initiative, lowered the price of electricity. One of them took advantage of the discount for media advertising, while others merely informed their customers. Some suppliers have cut electricity from 5 to 15 percent. In the meantime, some suppliers have offered very low promotional electricity prices for the next period for new customers. They also noted a more intense urge to switch suppliers of some online platforms, which offer comparisons between different electricity suppliers and the choice of the cheapest or collective purchase. On the website www.sokstrom.si offered Easter customers a 50% discount on their supplier switching service during the Easter holidays.
Only 5 percent of all customers change supplier in Slovenia.
According to the Energy Agency, between 45 and 55,000 household customers are switched to suppliers each year. The trend has been declining in recent years. There are a good 860,000 household customers in Slovenia, which means that only a good 5 percent of customers change supplier in a calendar year. In developed markets of continental Europe, the percentage of customers who switch supplier each year is between 15 and 20 percent, according to foreign media.
There are 14 active suppliers of electricity, with a total of 18 registered to supply to household customers
Review of information about registered suppliers with SODO Distribution System Operator d.o.o. shows that as many as 20 suppliers are registered for electricity supply. In the ŠOKŠTROM platform, of these 14 active ones, 14. The report on the situation on the electricity market published on the website of the Energy Agency shows that the 5 largest suppliers have an 86% market share. Looking at the direct ownership of these suppliers, among the six largest, only four are property independent. The 14 percent market share is shared by the remaining 9 smaller suppliers. Innovative and competitive offers for customers are expected and perceived primarily by the latter.
Innovative and competitive supply of electricity to household customers
In April, there is a considerable willingness among suppliers to offer customers attractive prices and conditions for the supply of electricity. Suppliers are constantly offering a few different price lists, but they do not have the lowest electricity prices. So we have to do our best and look for i.e. action price list. A special offer is closing these days, according to which the price of electricity guaranteed for 12 months with a 20% discount over the regular price list, for May, offers an additional 5% discount. A similar offer applies to relatively attractive promotional prices, but they are valid only until December 31, which means only 7 months, and the remaining 5 months of the bond are paid by the customers at a regular price list. The most advertised special offer offers a 15% discount, but the discounted prices are only valid for the first 3 months of delivery, later again the most expensive regular price list. We are currently looking for the most innovative offer from one of the smaller suppliers. They have taken advantage of the current relationship in the supply markets with a very low electricity price for the next 6-8 months. For a 6-month period, deliveries offer more than 15% lower prices than the rest of the promotional price lists. as much as 40% off the regular price list. This is especially attractive as they only require a 6 month binding period, while all other suppliers have a 12 month binding period. Upon expiration of the promotional prices, the customer may again conclude a new contract with the same or a new supplier without a contractual penalty. However, they have the highest fixed monthly allowance among all suppliers.
Attention, the Energy Act again gives suppliers the right to charge a flat-rate operating cost
In 2019, an amendment to the Energy Act came into force, giving suppliers the right to charge a fixed monthly amount to customers in addition to electricity and other contributions. This amount is small, however, between EUR 0.81 and 2.46, excluding VAT. The higher the electricity consumption and the amount on the debit note, the less important is the allowance for the flat-rate operating costs. In the case of low consumption, the amount of this cost is the dominant factor in calculating the cheapest supplier, especially if the differences in the price of electricity between different suppliers are small. There are still some suppliers of this supplement, fortunately, not charged.
With all these different offers and the amount of the flat-rate operating cost, comparing suppliers to a less sophisticated customer is difficult.
The client saves 80 EUR per year with the special price list
The ŠOKŠTROM platform calculations show that the average value of the annual savings among the 95 requests received so far for a free calculation is 80.72 EUR. At least $ 40 in savings can be achieved by 58 percent of customers. Consumers with higher electricity consumption who save more than € 100 a year are 26 percent. The average savings in this group are 196 EUR. In ŠOKŠTROM they registered a claim with a saving of EUR 441. The worrying fact is that as many as 7 out of 10 customers have electricity prices at regular rates. This fact is due to the fact that the suppliers of the customer, which has not changed the price list or the supplier for at least 12 months, are included in the regular price list. In ŠOKŠTROM, it is noted that customers who pay electricity at the regular price list save more than the amount of one money order with an action price list per year.
With the help of ŠOKŠTROM to the cheapest supplier. From now on always the cheapest electricity!
Electricity suppliers are addressing new customers differently, usually with advertisements on TV or radio, and most supplier changes are the result of door-to-door sales of electricity. As the supplier of the sales agent has to pay extra, the electricity price in this case is understandably higher than the customer would have received in the case of an online purchase or purchase. calls to the supplier.
SHOKSTROM platform (link: www.sokstrom.si) offers the customer a complete supplier switching service:
– Calculation of savings with various cheapest suppliers with a money back guarantee
– Performing a replacement for the cheapest supplier
– Reminder before the expiration of the contract for the supply of electricity with an action price list
– Quick and easy replacement of a package or electricity supplier with just a few clicks on the website
Why choose SHOKSTROM?
Because they are electricity professionals with over 15 years of experience trading and selling electricity
– They are independent and do not represent any electricity supplier
– They are always looking for the cheapest supplier, comparing savings between the different cheapest suppliers.
– The ordering process is quick and easy, with the website submitting data and a copy of the electricity bill
– They provide a guarantee of customer satisfaction.
Order a free calculation of the stock price savings from different suppliers. Click on the link: