From March 16, everything changed. Including the modes of electricity consumption in Portugal, with stoppages in the productive fabric reducing activity by 25%, while housing increased by 14%, from March to June, due to the large number of people in telework, containment, telescope or covered by layoff programs.
Thanks to an artificial intelligence algorithm “applied to 388 thousand invoices presented on its platform, during the current year, covering a total of 95 thousand places of consumption”, the Payper price comparison concluded that the monthly expenditure average paid for housing in 2020 was 70.55 euros per month.
Now, according to information from the same source, and in the event of gradual deflation, this figure could fall by 13.5%, to 61 euros per month next year.
Regarding the monthly expenditure of households in electricity by district, Payper claims that it is in Bragança that he pays the most on average per month (107.59 euros), followed by Leiria (81.97 euros) and Beja (79, 85 euros)) euros), while the most “savior” district of the country is Guarda (55.09 euros).
The Porto district (77.50 euros) is the 6th of the 18 districts where the monthly household electricity expenditure is the highest, while the Lisbon district (64.47 euros) is the 4th in which these monthly expenses are lower in the country, concluded the same tariff comparator.
Regarding prices, the study also reveals that “2021 will follow the trend of 2020, with the entry of new suppliers with more competitive offers and the gradual passage of customers to more competitive prices”.
“What is happening is that the Portuguese are spending too much on electricity because they are not informed and do not compare the available commercial offers, because we believe that if the tariff had been adjusted to their consumption in 2020, each consumer could have saved around 100 euros “. , explains Nuno Costa, data analyst at Payper.
It should be noted that for 2021, in terms of taxes, the company plans that the VAT reduction for domestic customers with subscribed power up to 6.9 kWh, in effect since December 1, 2020, will apply to the consumption of the first 100 kWh of the monthly consumption should allow monthly savings, on average, of 1.6 euros per month and 19.2 euros per year.
And it is only from March that the specific discount for large families (with five or more elements) will come into effect, which will benefit from a discount on the ICMS intermediate tariff on monthly consumption until at 150kWh, which, according to Payper, will translate into an average saving of 2.23 euros per month and 26.76 euros per year.