It was in Flanders that the average cost of electricity increased the most since 2007: it more than doubled (+104%), from 142.45 to last year’s 290.76 euro/MWh. This meant 519.10 euros more per household.
In Wallonia, it rose by 53% since 2007 (320.50 euros), and by 7% in a year, (262.92 euros/MWh).
In Brussels — that had the lowest average price per MWh of the three regions — the price of electricity increased by over 33% since 2007 (195.42 euros) and by 11.2% in a year, the highest annual increase in the three regions, to 222.20 euros/MWh.
However, the price decreased by 4,8% in the north.
This considerable increase is certainly due in part to higher energy prices. But it is especially because of the rise in renewable energy and cogeneration, distribution rates, government levies, other taxes and VAT.