Price of electricity today March 17 by the hour: when is it cheaper and when is it more expensive to put appliances

March continues with a high price on the main energies (gas, gasoline, butane, electricity…), despite the drop compared to last week left by the price on electricity. Direct consequence of the prices of the , but also of the high cost that the electric ones have been adding as well as the scarce measures of the Government, this fact has caused that in the face of domestic consumption, it is vital to know when it is more profitable to use certain electrical appliances (iron , washing machine, dishwasher, oven…) since their 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 this Thursday, March 17, is 217.13 euros/MWh. Very high figures when compared to the price set a year ago, when the MWh cost 29.42 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 hours of the morning, being the sections between 3:00 and 4:00 and 4:00 p.m. :00 and 5:00 the cheapest with a price of 184.49 euros/MWh.

At what time is electricity more expensive?

On the other hand, it is with the central hours of the morning as well as those closest to dusk when the price rises the most, rising to 295.92 euros/MWh (between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.).

Electricity prices per hour on March 17

– From 00 to 01 hours: 205.1 euros/MWh.

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– From 01 to 02 hours: 196 euros/MWh.

– From 02 to 03 hours: 187.79 euros/MWh.

– From 03 to 04 hours: 184.49 euros/MWh.

– From 04 to 05 hours: 184.49 euros/MWh.

– From 05 to 06 hours: 186.15 euros/MWh.

– From 06 to 07 hours: 190.54 euros/MWh.

– From 07 to 08 hours: 236.43 euros/MWh.

– From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.: 236.78 euros/MWh.

– From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: 227.76 euros/MWh.

– From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: 205.2 euros/MWh.

– From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: 194 euros/MWh.

– From 12 to 13 hours: 200 euros/MWh.

– From 13 to 14 hours: 200 euros/MWh.

– From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: 195.5 euros/MWh.

– From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: 204.9 euros/MWh.

– From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: 205.1 euros/MWh.

– From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: 227 euros/MWh.

– From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: 237.09 euros/MWh.

– From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 270.06 euros/MWh.

– From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: 295.92 euros/MWh.

– From 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: 259.29 euros/MWh.

– From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.: 244.66 euros/MWh.

– From 23 to 24 hours: 236.22 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.

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Direct consequence of the conflict with a supplying Russia, which affects the pockets of consumers on the electricity bill.

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