Norwegian customers paid 107 billion kroner more for electricity in the first half of the year compared to 2021

Electricity pricesPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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The power industry received NOK 107 billion more for electricity in the first half of this year than in the first half of 2021, the newspaper Aftenposten writes.

Norwegian electricity customers paid NOK 214 billion for electricity in the first half of 2022 (the calculation does not include electricity subsidies). 

For the first half of 2021 – which was also a more expensive electricity year than normal – the sum is NOK 107 billion.

“The figures show the enormous reduction in purchasing power and profitability for companies that the electricity price crisis entails,” the Progress Party’s (FRP) Marius Arion Nilsen told Aftenposten.

Nilsen referred to the figures as “the tax increase of the times.” The FRP believes the state should cover 100% of the electricity bill above 50 øre per kilowatt hour.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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