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Core retail price, thanks - still catching up with jargon as I go along.

I presume your filter blocks pictures hosted at Photobucket, but two diagrams were lifted from this BDEW pdf - also showing an increase in the core retail price. I also read that in Germany distribution costs have actually come down across the years.

by Bjinse on Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 at 08:40:07 AM EST
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Yes, it's Photobucket and other major filehosts which are 'filtered' 100% on the basis of possible pornographic content, so said the email announcing the filter a few months ago... I can't see my own Photobucket uploads from work. As for the BDEW pointer, thanks!

Regarding "core retail price", don't take my word on it, the precise English term might be something different. In the linked BDEW document, the German term is "Versorgeranteil" = "the producer's share".

The interesting part is the contrast in "the producer's share of prices" shown on page 5: prices for industry connected to mid-voltage lines (left) and private households [connected to low-voltage lines] (right). The former do show a drop in prices reflecting the spot price decline, albeit only this year (spot prices declined last year already).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 at 11:21:32 AM EST
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How much the difference in retail price and spot price results from spot prices being lower when consumers and small firms do not use electricity? Small firms are usually closed during nights and weekends while spot prices tend to be lowest during windy nights and summer weekends.
by Jute on Thu Jul 4th, 2013 at 03:19:11 AM EST
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