The current electricity costs of energy - intensive industries in Germany

Memo

The electricity costs incurred by electricity-intensive industries feature significantly in current discussions surrounding the transformation of the energy sector in Germany. A key problem relating to these discussions is that, although there has been a plethora of comparative statistics and analysis of industrial electricity prices in general, the parameters specific to the electricity cost burdens of the energy-intensive industries have not been sufficiently addressed, if at all. The energy-intensive industry sectors are on the one hand faced with the electricity prices generated on the relevant markets and add-ons resulting from public policy, but on the other hand also benefit from not in substantial compensation measures.

Against this background, the aim of this short analysis is to show the prices and costs relevant to the electricity-intensive industries in Germany, including the relevant privileges of these industries.