The price of electricity that Spaniards will pay tomorrow Wednesday reaches a new historical record of almost 173 euros per megawatt hour, which sweeps by far the one registered just one day ago, of 154.16 euros, which already quadrupled what was paid on the same Monday just a year ago.
The unprecedented upward escalation in Spain has been taking place for several months, although the alarms ended up jumping last August, when it reached several consecutive all-time highs, which had as a consequence that August was raised with the title of the most expensive month since there are records.
New record for the price of electricity in Spain: four times higher than a year ago
In recent weeks various proposals have been heard to deal with this problem. The minority partner of the Government, United We Can (UP), requested the creation of a public company energy and the establishment of caps on the remuneration of some technologies, while from the opposition the Popular Party (PP) has proposed tax breaks and the assumption of some costs by the General State Budgets.
In this context, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced yesterday that in the Council of Ministers on Tuesday measures would be taken to alleviate the electricity bills of domestic consumers by putting a cap on the price of gas. The press conference after this meeting is expected to learn more about the measures taken by the Executive.