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Millions to see dip in electricity prices 

Christian W    January 18th, 2023


Servicing 2.5 million customers, Cerius, Radius Elnet and Tre-For all expect to lower their prices in the coming months

Plugging in will be more affordable soon (photo: Pixabay)

Electricity prices have shot up nationwide over the past year thanks to the War in Ukraine and sky-high inflation.

But there could finally be some relief on the horizon – at least for the 2.5 million customers living on the eastern side of Denmark.

Electricity providers Cerius, Radius Elnet and Tre-For – which provide electricity for some 2.5 million people in Zealand and nearby islands – have decided to reduce their tariffs in the near future.

Cerius and Radius Elnet will do so on March 1, while Tre-For is considering following suit.

“It was a difficult decision to increase prices this autumn, but the sudden spike in electricity meant there was no way around it,” Cäthe Juul Bay-Smidt, a spokesperson for Cerius and Radius Elnet, told TV2 News.

“But as we said back then and ever since, we would reduce the prices again as soon as we have seen a long-term tendency to lower electricity prices. We see that now, and that means we have lower costs and can put down prices.”

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Future remains tenuous
More specifically, the reduction pertains to the price the companies charge for transporting electricity from the source to consumers and maintaining the grid.

Bay-Smidt said it was unsure how long the reduction in price would last.

Radius Elnet service around 1 million homes and companies in the Copenhagen area, as well as north Zealand and parts of mid-Zealand. 

Cerius services customers in northwest, mid and south Zealand, Lolland-Falster and the surrounding islands.

Finally, Tre-For, provides electricity to the Triangle Region of Denmark: Billund, Fredericia, Haderslev, Kolding, Middelfart and Vejle.

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