Initial situation in the electricity industry

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As a ruler in the energy industry a rate is used which includes both the investments of the provider and the arising costs for power generation and grid maintenance.

In order to set the price, these companies normally take into consideration a number of the peak power consumptions which arose over the year. The determination of the average power consumption takes place in a fixed measuring time, normally 15 to 30 minutes. In addition the price also includes the received power. Contracts concluded on this basis are valid on the long term.