Comparator 3 May 2022 • 3 minutes
While 2020 was all about saving money in the energy sector, 2021 is proving to be a headache! Yes, since business has picked up following the lockdown, electricity and gas prices have increased drastically. But should we switch supplier?
The only component of your energy bill that is subject to competition is the price per kWh you pay your supplier. The transmission and distribution tariffs as well as the taxes are set by CREG, the federal energy regulator. These costs make up a large part of your total bill, but you shouldn’t overlook the tariffs set by your supplier, especially since the liberalization of the energy market. This is when many suppliers arrived on the market and the competition really started.
As an energy expert, Comparateur-Energie.be advises you to change your pricing plan or supplier without delay if you think your bills are too high. However, CREG advises consumers against choosing a fixed rate for the moment. The regulator has confirmed that the way prices have increased indicates that they will only go down in the future.
>> Also read: Fixed or variable prices? Which should you choose for your energy contract?
When it comes to terminating your energy contract with a previous supplier in favor of a new, more favorable contract, the process is much simpler than renegotiating a loan! Since 2012, consumers have been able to change supplier at any time without paying a termination fee to their previous supplier and without any administrative effort. You just need to compare gas and electricity prices and finalize your new contract by completing a simple online form. It all takes less than 5 minutes and the change is instant. Energyprice.be can offer you free, personal assistance to complete the process on 0800 37 369 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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