NEW METHODOLOGY (from 2007 onwards) Average half-yearly electricity prices for households and industrial end-users.
The end-users are characterised by predefined annual consumption bands. The prices are collected and published considering three levels of taxation
prices excluding taxes and levies;
prices excluding VAT and other recoverable taxes;
prices including all taxes, levies and VAT.
For the disaggregated electricity prices, separate price components are available for households and industrial consumers for
production costs of electricity
taxes and levies
OLD METHODOLOGY (until 2007)
Electricity prices for households and industrial standard consumers, valid on 1st January and on 1st July of each calendar year. Standard consumers are characterised by predefined annual consumption. The prices include electricity/basic price, transmission, system services, meter rental, distribution and other services. The prices are collected and published considering three levels of taxation (see above). For structural indicators tables, where only annual data is displayed both for new and old methodology in the same table, the prices refer to the price on 1st January of each year (until 2007) and to the first semester of each year (2008 and later). Data on electricity prices for industrial consumers are collected according to Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users (recast) (Text with EEA relevance). Data for electricity prices for household end-users are collected on a voluntary basis The data collection covers the full spectrum of the 28 Member States of the European Union, Candidate Countries, Potential candidate countries and EFTA countries (except Switzerland).