these are the most expensive and cheapest hours


The price of electricity is will increase tomorrow Monday by 8.7% compared to Sunday, up to 146.43 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), according to the auction held in the wholesale market or ‘pool’ and the adjustment to be paid by the beneficiaries of the cap on gas to compensate power plants that use this raw material.

Without the Iberian mechanism, which limits the price of natural gas for electricity generation, the wholesale price would be 158.22 euros per MWh, that is, €11.80 moreaccording to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE) and the Iberian Gas Market (Mibgas).

The final price is the result of adding to the 139.80 euros per MWh registered for tomorrow in the wholesale market the provisional adjustment that the beneficiaries of the gas cap to compensate to the plants that use this material to generate electricity and that this Monday It will be 6.63 euros. Also, the final price for tomorrow will be more than 15.1% lower than a year ago, when it exceeded 172 euros.

The ‘Iberian mechanism’, which entered into force on June 15limits the price of gas for electricity generation to an average of 48.8 euros per MWh over a twelve-month period, thus covering the next winter, a period in which energy prices are more expensive. Specifically, the ‘Iberian exception’ sets a path for natural gas to generate electricity from a price of 40 euros per MWh in the initial six months -until December 15-, and subsequently, a monthly increase of five euros per MWh until the end of the measure.

The most expensive and cheapest hours

By time bands, excluding such adjustment, the highest price will be reached between 09:00 and 10:00, when it will reach 179.01 euros per MWh; Meanwhile he cheapest will check in between 23:00 and 24:00at a rate of 113.09 euros per MWh.

  • From 00:00 to 01:00: 156.51 euros/MWh.
  • From 01:00 a.m. to 02:00 a.m.: 148.72 euros/MWh.​
  • From 02:00 a.m. to 03:00 a.m.: 135.7 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 03:00 a.m. to 04:00 a.m.: 132.69 euros/MWh.
  • From 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.: 124.55 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.: 154.26 euros/MWh.
  • From 06:00 a.m. to 07:00 a.m.: 149.57 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 07:00 a.m. to 08:00 a.m.: 162.13 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 08:00 a.m. to 09:00 a.m.: 176.36 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: 179.01 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: 165.82 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: 156.07 euros/MWh.
  • From 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: 146.87 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: 124.57 euros/MWh.
  • From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: 120.2 euros/MWh.
  • From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: 119.9 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: 124.99 euros/MWh.
  • From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: 154.68 euros/MWh.
  • From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: 161.46 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 161.69 euros/MWh.
  • From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: 166.17 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: 156.43 euros/MWh.
  • ​From 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: 122.93 euros/MWh.
  • From 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: 113.09 euros/MWh.

In addition, it will be below what is paid in other European countries such as Italy, France, Germany or the UK, where they will reach 214 euros per MWh, 195.20 euros per MWh, 160.80 euros per MWh and 153 pounds per MWh (about 175 euros), respectively. In Portugal, where the cap is also applied to gas for electricity generation by virtue of what is known as the ‘Iberian exception’, the price will be the same as in Spain, a country with which it shares a market.


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