Wednesday, January 19

VG’s power calculator: Check how much you get in power support

POWER: Try VG’s power calculator to see what the power costs.

During the winter and autumn, electricity prices have varied a lot. With VG’s electricity calculator, you can prepare for the next electricity bill.


Here you can check both how much you have to pay in electricity and how much support you get.

Fill in what the electricity costs where you live and how much electricity you use:

Electricity prices have skyrocketed recently. A cold winter and little wind and precipitation are some of the reasons for this.

Why is electricity so expensive? Here is a quick introduction to why it is so expensive – and what affects the price.

Increases the power support

To help Norwegians with the electricity bill, the government will pay part of it.

First, the government was to take 55 percent of the costs when the electricity costs more than 70 øre per kilowatt hour.

But now this is increasing the support to 80 percent.

This is what Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor Party) and Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Sp) tell VG on Saturday.

A proposition they will present to the Storting this week states:

“When the market price of power on average exceeds 70 øre per kilowatt hour for a month, the state will compensate 80 percent of the price above this level.”

KrF demands more

Even though the government is increasing its electricity subsidy further, KrF believes that they are not doing enough. Kjell Ingolf Ropstad in KrF believes that the power support should have retroactive effect.

– It is disappointing that the government also now does not seem to have continued to understand the seriousness. That November and December are still not included in this scheme is highly reprehensible, says Ropstad.

The Progress Party’s Frank Sve also thinks it is not good enough.

At the same time, Guri Melby in the Liberal Party and SV leader Audun Lysbakken are satisfied. Conservative deputy leader Tina Bru also gives a thumbs up, but warns that the Conservatives will propose more, own measures.

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