The next generation energy for buildings
Control your electricity costs
Thanks to the central energy production, the end user of our power plant will become less dependent on the existing power grid, thereby avoiding the continuously rising distribution and transmission charges and fees as much as possible.
In 2016, the invoice for electricity consists of no less than 83.26% additional costs, taxes and charges (depending on region).
Only 16.74% can be influenced by the client through negotiations with the various energy suppliers.
Because of the outdated power grid and the coming phasing out of nuclear energy, the costs, not only of energy supplies, will continue to rise (costs for the modernising of the distribution and transmission grid, installing smart grids,...), but the energy component will also become more expensive in the future (replacement capacity, phasing out of nuclear energy,… ).
The annual publications of the VREG show that over the last 6 years, the price of electricity for SMEs has increased by 6% per year on average, without any investment in the modernising of the existing grid and the installing of new capacity, which Itenera estimates will cost 10 to 13 billion Euros! The price increase is uniquely due to taxes and charges because the energy component of the invoice has even become cheaper in recent years!
A further increase of this annual rise of at least 6% per year over the next decade is, therefore, a careful approach.
An increase of 8% seems to be more realistic, in view of the investments which will have to be made in the next 10 years.
On the other hand, the price of natural gas has substantially dropped during the last 4 years, as shown in the annual publications of the VREG. They show that the price of natural gas dropped by no less than 9% per year. This is mainly caused by the decreasing demand in the international markets and the competitive struggle between oil and gas producers.
Of course, these trends will not continue, but various sources indicate that the price of oil and natural gas products will barely increase due to the economic downturn. A small increase of some 2% per year would seem very realistic to us.
An important benefit of natural gas is that the related distribution and transport costs as well as the charges "only" make up 47.45% of the all-in price. This allows customers to have a reasonable influence on the energy component through group purchases!
By using our power plant, the invoice for electricity will be replaced by an invoice for natural gas, and the customer will be protected against price peaks which will appear in the coming decades. Through Greenlifepro, our customer can set green gas prices for a longer period, so a price increase only remains dependent on the distribution, transport and charges which are not problematic and which suffer in comparison to the electric power grids.