Government authorities have decided to introduce a new tariff for electricity customers in Norway from 1. july 2022. The purpose is for consumption to become more evenly distributed throughout the day and thus make more effective use of the electrical grid.
The change entails a reallocation of costs from customers with a low and evenly distributed consumption to those who impose the heaviest peak loads. Customers who distribute the load by not using all electrical appliances at the same time, will be able to save money.
The electrical grid needs to have enough capacity to support consumption when consumption is at its highest. It is very costly to expand network capacity beyond what is strictly needed. Smarter use of the electrical grid and more even consumption throughout the day will reduce the need for investments in electrical grid. That will help to keep network tariffs as low as possible, in addition to being good for the environment.
How consumption can be more evenly distributed throughout the day is illustrated below.
Introduction of new price model
All private customers and some corporate customers with an anual consumption under 100.000 kWh will be subject to new network tariffs as from 1. july 2022. With the new tariffs, you will, to a greater degree than before, be able to influence the price you pay.
The current tariff model entails that you pay a fixed amount annually, regardless of consumption, plus a consumption-based element based on monthly power consumption. The new network tariff will still have two parts, but with some changes.
The new network tariff will include a capacity element based on the three highest consumption peak that month, i.e. concurrent power consumption (in kilowatt) per hour. Most private customers will find themselves at steps 1 or 2 of the capacity element, i.e. 0–5 or 5–10 kW.
You will pay more for the consumption-based element during the day than during the night (between 22.00 and 06.00) and weekend (friday 22.00 - monday 06.00). The electricity fee, which is collected together with the network tariff, will not be affected by the tariff changes.
You can find information about your concurrent power consumption (in kW) by logging in to MinSide (MyPage) and clicking ‘Effektkurver’ (Power consumption curves).
New prices from 1. january 2022
This are new prices for network tariff at Lnett for all customers with an consumption under 100.000 kWh per year.
Companies pay a fee at 800 kr per year to Enova.That is not included in the pricelist.
|Price per month included VAT||Price per month without VAT|
|0-5 kW||250 kr/mnd||200 kr/mnd|
|5-10 kW||350 kr/mnd||280 kr/mnd|
|10-15 kW||475 kr/mnd||380 kr/mnd|
|15-20 kW||625 kr/mnd||500 kr/mnd|
|20-25 kW||750 kr/mnd||600 kr/mnd|
|25-50 kW||1500 kr/mnd||1200 kr/mnd|
|50-75 kW||2125 kr/mnd||1700 kr/mnd|
|75-100 kW||2750 kr/mnd||2200 kr/mnd|
|over 100 kW||5000 kr/mnd||4000 kr/mnd|
|Consumption-based element without VAT||Consumption-based element with taxes and eletricity fee|
|Daytime||22,47 øre/kWh||48,60 øre/kWh|
|Night and weekend||16,07 øre/kWh||40,60 øre/kWh|
Elektricity-fee are 15,41 øre/kWh without VAT.
Do not turn everything on at the same time
The tariff will become higher for customers who have a high concurrent consumption, unless they make changes and distribute their consumption more evenly throughout the day.
It is not recommended to use washing machines, tumble driers or dishwashers etc. during the night, however. Nor is it recommended to charge mobile phones or batteries for electric bikes or scooters etc. during the night. If you have a home charger, you may consider charging your car overnight. Home chargers for electric cars often have a high concurrent power consumption, but the charging rate can in many cases be lowered so that power consumption is reduced.