Average annual network charges for electricity consumers in GB 2014 to 2017

This statistic displays annual electricity network charges to a domestic consumer in Great Britain from 2014-15 to 2016-17. It shows that the transmission charges have increased notably over this period from 28 British pounds per year in 2014-15 to 39 British pounds per year in 2016-17. Overall, the annual network charges have increased over this period, despite a decrease in 2015-16.

Estimated annual network charges to domestic consumers for electricity in Great Britain (GB) from 2014-15 to 2016-17

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Release date

August 2016


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

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Supplementary notes

*According to the source, balancing charges are calculated as costs that are incurred by the System Operator. This estimate is calculated using the Balancing System Use of Service (BSUoS) forecast published by National Grid in their June 2016 Monthly Balancing Services Summary.

The source notes that the calculations are based on a fixed annual consumption of 3,100kWh. Additionally, the electricity charges given apply to unrestricted domestic meters only.

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