Electricity price today March 23 by the hour: when is it cheaper and when is it more expensive to put appliances

March continues with a high price for the main energies (gas, gasoline, butane, electricity…), despite the drop compared to what was marked two weeks ago. Direct consequence of the prices of the , but also of the high cost that the electric ones have been adding as well as the , this fact has caused that in the face of domestic consumption, it is vital to know when it is more profitable to use certain appliances (iron, washing machine, dishwasher , oven…) since its consumption can vary, assuming significant savings.

As shown by data from , the organization that manages the electricity markets of Spain and Portugal and collects their rates, the average price of electricity in Spain during this Wednesday, March 23, is 212.44 euros/MWh. Very high figures when compared to the price set a year ago, when the MWh cost 64.89 euros.

At what time is electricity cheaper?

With regard to the daily variation, with reasoned stability throughout the day, the most profitable hours are concentrated in the early morning, as well as during the early afternoon. This leads the section between 4:00 and 5:00 to be the “cheapest” with a price of 180.28 euros/MWh.

At what time is electricity more expensive?

On the other hand, it is in the central hours of the morning and throughout the afternoon when prices go up, the peak being at dusk with the section between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (249.3 euros/MWh).

Electricity prices per hour on March 23

– From 00 to 01 hours: 219.48 euros/MWh.

– From 01 to 02 hours: 189 euros/MWh.

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– From 02 to 03 hours: 182 euros/MWh.

– From 03 to 04 hours: 181.6 euros/MWh.

– From 04 to 05 hours: 180.28 euros/MWh.

– From 05 to 06 hours: 181.6 euros/MWh.

– From 06 to 07 hours: 182 euros/MWh.

– From 07 to 08 hours: 229.66 euros/MWh.

– From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.: 239.62 euros/MWh.

– From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: 239.38 euros/MWh.

– From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: 219.1 euros/MWh.

– From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: 209.77 euros/MWh.

– From 12 to 13 hours: 204.99 euros/MWh.

– From 13 to 14 hours: 197.54 euros/MWh.

– From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: 196.8 euros/MWh.

– From 3 to 4 p.m.: 202.6 euros/MWh.

– From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: 216 euros/MWh.

– From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: 219.05 euros/MWh.

– From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: 230 euros/MWh.

– From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 243.05 euros/MWh.

– From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: 249.3 euros/MWh.

– From 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: 245 euros/MWh.

– From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.: 229.66 euros/MWh.

– From 23 to 24 hours: 211 euros/MWh.

Why does the price of electricity vary so much?

This constant increase in prices, as well as its variation, is due to the higher cost of gas in international markets, which is used in combined cycle plants. As these are the most expensive, they are the ones that, in general, mark the price in most hours.

As a direct consequence, the price continues to rise due to the obstacles, which affects the pockets of consumers on the electricity bill.

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