MADRID, 14 SEP – The electricity bill in August cost the Spaniards on average 34.9% more than in the same month of the previous year: this is revealed by the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics on the price index at consumption. In August 2021, the cost of the electricity bill was 5.9% higher than in the same month of 2020 The current situation highlights the real impact of the hitherto unstoppable increase in the price of electricity in recent months. market. Today, according to the operator of the Iberian Energy Market, the average price will be the second highest ever (153.43 euros per megawatt hour). The Spanish government has applied some measures, such as the temporary lowering of VAT on electricity from 21% to 10% for most consumers, to contain its effects on bills. Yesterday Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on public television Tve that other measures will be approved in today’s Council of Ministers. In general terms, the annual change in the consumer price index in August reaches 3.3%, the monthly change at 0.5%. (HANDLE).