Electricity prices up - massive variety across the country.


Electricity prices will rise on average by 27% next year – but there will be some enormous differences across the country.

Figures from the Federal Electricity Commission show the average household will be paying around CHF 260 a year more. 

But down at the local level – prices can vary. This is due to the different companies and how they generate their power. Some are self-sufficient – others have to buy power on the European markets. 

The town of Gondo in Valais is paying the least at 8.5 centimes for a kilowatt hour, due to the hydroelectric station next door. 

But the most expensive is Blumenstein in canton Bern, which will be 51.24 centimes. 

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