The trap in the bill: this is how the electricity and gas companies cancel the most advantageous contracts

Those who thought they had escaped, of not having suffered any increase in the prices of electricity and gas bills, risk having to change their minds. The new sting could soon arrive in the bill also for those who, in the last two years, have managed to obtain a contract at fixed prices and therefore at advantageous conditions. So convenient that they have become, in fact, a real burden for operators, especially now, in light of the increases in the prices of raw materials and therefore of the war that broke out in Ukraine (which has caused energy prices to rise due to the dependence on ‘Europe from Russian gas). Hence the idea of ​​the companies to send, as of now, letters of unilateral cancellation of contracts. Giuliano Balestreri writes it on The print. Letters that do not arrive together with the bill but separately. The text is this: “With reference to your free market contract for electricity and / or gas, due to the changed market situation, it is necessary to make some changes to your contract which in any case will not be applied before the natural expiry date. of your economic conditions “.

Gas and light increases to nearly 400 percent

Other communications, on the other hand, are more specific and cite the “strong rises” in the gas and electricity markets, caused by “a very sustained increase in the price of carbon dioxide and strong demand over supply”. For these reasons, “which are not dependent on us, we are forced to review the price structure of your supply starting from July 1, 2022. In particular, to avoid applying an onerous fixed price to you, from July 1 your price will go from fixed to variable “. Communications that, in fact, will lead to an increase in the cost of bills even for those who have had prices blocked so far. Numbers in hand, according to what emerges from the documents ofArera (Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment, ndr), between the last quarter of 2020 and the period from April to June 2022, the price of electrical raw materials increased by 365 percent while that of gas by as much as 392 percent.

The CEO of Edison, Nicola Monti, last week, after the presentation of the quarterly accounts, clearly said that the companies have no other choice, pointing out that so far users have had particularly advantageous rates. Even consumer associations have admitted that no operator can currently offer cheaper rates than those stipulated 6-7 months ago.

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