BERLIN, Nov 3 German authorities agree on measures to limit consumer prices for gas and electricity, which will allow households in the country to pay no more than 12 cents per kilowatt-hour of gas and no more than 40 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity. which households do not have to pay more than 12 cents per kilowatt-hour to meet basic needs. This is a great help,” Scholz told reporters following a meeting of the German government and the leadership of the federal states on Wednesday. The press conference was broadcast live by the second German channel ZDF.
At the same time, the chancellor acknowledged that this price is still higher than what consumers in Germany paid for gas in the past. However, this is much less than what some residents of the country have to pay now.
Currently, prices under new contracts for the supply of gas to consumers average about 21 cents per kilowatt-hour , follows from the resolution of the meeting participants.
Scholz added that during the meeting an agreement was also reached to limit electricity prices. “This measure is also designed to ease the burden on citizens. Here we also set a ceiling price … as for electricity prices, we limit prices … at 40 cents per kilowatt hour,” the chancellor said. According to him, before the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, they were at the level of about 30 cents per kilowatt-hour for consumers – sometimes a little higher, sometimes a little lower. exhibited from March 1, 2023.
At the same time, the authors of the resolution emphasized that due to the limited amount of available gas, there is still an urgent need to save as much energy as possible.