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. To bilder som viser hvordan forbruk kan flyttes

Introduction of new price model
All private customers and some corporate customers will be subject to new network tariffs as from 2022. In most cases, the tariffs will become slightly lower or remain unchanged. 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 include a capacity element based on the highest consumption peak that month, i.e. concurrent power consumption (in kilowatt) per hour. The capacity element is organised in steps of 5 kilowatt up to 25 kilowatt and, after that, in steps of 25 kilowatt. 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 is new prices for network tariff at Lnett.  

Capacity element included VAT
Price per monthPrice per year
0-5 kW200 kr2400 kr
5-10 kW325 kr3900 kr
10-15 kW450 kr5400 kr
15-20 kW575 kr6900 kr
20-25 kW700 kr8400 kr
25-50 kW1263 kr15150 kr
50-75 kW1825 kr21900 kr
75-100 kW2388 kr28650 kr
over 100 kW4471 kr53650 kr
Consumption-based element
Consumption-based element without VATConsumption-based element with taxes and eletricity fee
Daytime20,6 øre/kWh46,3 øre/kWh
Night and weekend12,6 øre/kWh36,3 øre/kWh

Do not turn everything on at the same time 
Analyses have shown that, for most customers, the network tariff will become slightly lower or remain unchanged. 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.

Examples for different customer groups

In practice, the new tariff entails that you will have to pay more than before if, for example, you charge your car, use the washing machine and cook while another member of your family is taking a shower, because of the load this imposes on the electricity network. You can reduce the costs, for example by charging your car or washing your clothes at a different time and thus distribute your consumption more evenly.

Some electrical appliances intermittently use a lot of electricity, while their average consumption is sometimes lower than stated. Washing machines consume most power (in kilowatt) at the start of the cycle when the water is being heated, and much less afterwards. 
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. 

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.