There may well be large extra bills on the way for many Danes:
This is due to a combination of several things that have sent electricity and heat prices skyrocketing across Europe.
This is what Tue Patursson, an expert in construction technology and energy at the Bolius knowledge center, says.
– We all have a certain consumption, and it is usually said that about 4000 kilowatt-hours in a year is quite normal for a family. When you have calculated the increase in electricity prices, it is approximately 2300-2400 kroner extra to pay per year in electricity bills.
– Some have an agreement with the electricity company to pay a fixed price. But if you have an agreement where you follow the development in prices, you can risk a bill of a few hundred kroner extra per month, he explains.
Consumers who heat their homes with natural gas or oil can be hardest hit.
– It is often said that a family uses about 18,000 kilowatt-hours in a year for heating.
– If you use that amount of energy, it will for those who have natural gas, throw a price of about 7500 kroner on top, if you are normally on a standard consumption, it sounds.
If you have an oil boiler, the price can be even higher.
According to Bolius, in about 400,000 homes, natural gas boilers heat the house.
Oil boilers have been installed in around 70,000-75,000 homes.
If you have a heat pump as a form of heating in your home, an extra bill can be around DKK 3,330. It is based on an annual consumption of 5500 kilowatt-hours.
According to Bolius’ statement, a heat pump has been installed in approximately 100,000 Danish homes.
If you use one kilowatt-hour, the heat pump produces 3.5 kilowatt-hours of heat. But when you have an electric radiator, it gives one kilowatt-hour of heat every time you use a kilowatt-hour of electricity, Tue Patursson explains.
– It will then make the price about 3-4 times higher than heat pump. It is about 10,000 kroner extra in annual heating costs if you run a clean electric radiator, he says.
Cheapest district heating customers who are affiliated with a large company, Tue Patursson explains.
– If you are affiliated with a relatively large district heating company, they can have a form called energy or electricity, but also a plant with natural gas or biomass.
– This means that they can change if prices fluctuate. So many can compensate and in that way keep prices down, he explains.
About 1.6 million homes have district heating as a form of heating.
Source: The Nordic Page