Electricity price components, electricity price package and distribution effects

How much consumers pay for electricity depends on several factors. There are differences between different countries, but prices also vary between consumer groups. This also raises distributional issues, particularly against the backdrop of possible relief for the manufacturing sector.

The policy brief classifies German electricity prices in an international comparison and shows the effect the electricity price package announced by the German federal government may have in the medium term. These projections are also categorized based on a regulatory economic analysis.