Moreover, the network charges are increased 2009 significantly, which means that many providers higher prices have to pay for the use of transmission networks and the transport of electricity to the consumer. For 2010, the Federal Network Agency anticipates increasing power interconnection charges, which ultimately shall be allocated by the company on the end customer. Depending on how the individual factors in the suppliers in the weight drop, it comes to price adjustments up or down “, so Bohg. Some companies compensate for the additional costs arising from renewable energy levy and electricity of lower procurement costs. The much larger part of the provider, consumers must pay, however, more next year “.” A price comparison and the possibility of change of electricity provider can consumers protect themselves but effectively coming price increases “, advises Bohg.

So, not only several hundred dollars can be saved by choosing a new electric provider. Also, contracts with long-term price guarantees protect further nasty surprises in the next year. Through consumer portals such as toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de/ power) or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can consumers quickly and easily about alternatives in their region informed and free to switch to a cheaper electricity supplier. Background: Is renewable energy levy standardised 2010 within the framework of the renewable energies Act (EEG) the so-called renewable energy levy to the 1 January 2010 nationwide uniform raised 2,047 cents / kWh. So the rate is nearly twice as high as in 2009 in the next year and will make a significantly in the electric bill of the consumer felt. The renewable energy levy is an important instrument for the promotion of renewable energies and is supported by all end users in Germany. So far, the end customers of utilities paid pro rata the ratio of renewable energy fed into their region.

The load was so far about 1.2 cents / kWh and will rise in 2010. The operators of renewable energy sources benefit from assessment by a legally fixed compensation rate for the energy loss is guaranteed. The implementation of the EEG serves the climate and environmental protection and belongs to a series of legislative measures, which are to promote the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on fossil fuels in Germany. Corresponding data material is provided like this press release upon request. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and about toptarif.de in any case, the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and Discounts. Media contact: Christina Salinas Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.28 Email: