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Table 2 The change of electricity prices

From: The effect of an electricity tax on aggregate electricity consumption: evidence from Basel

Tariff Fixed monthly fee a Marginal price a,b Marginal price incl. rebate c Electricity tax d Further tax c Total marginal price Change Conumption in 1998 e
  CHF/month CHF/kWh      Percent GWh
Before         
Households single tariff 4 0.213 0.202 0.009 0.211 205.1
Households double tariff, high 8 0.213 0.202 0.009 0.211 27.4
Households double tariff, low 8 0.074 0.070 0.003 0.073 41.0
Small businesses single tariff 4 0.213 0.202 0.009 0.211 114.2
Small businesses double tariff, high 8 0.213 0.202 0.009 0.211 24.5
Small businesses double tariff, low 8 0.074 0.070 0.003 0.073 25.6
Mid-sized businesses, summer, high n/a* 0.166 0.158 0.007 0.164 62.1
Mid-sized businesses, winter, high n/a* 0.212 0.201 0.009 0.210 84.0
Mid-sized businesses, summer, low n/a* 0.070 0.665 0.003 0.069 36.5
Mid-sized businesses, winter, low n/a* 0.104 0.988 0.004 0.103 49.3
After         
Households single tariff 0.195 0.037 0.009 0.241 14.4 205.1
Households double tariff, high 0.220 0.056 0.011 0.287 36.1 27.4
Households double tariff, low 0.070 0.026 0.004 0.100 36.3 41.0
Small businesses single tariff 0.157 0.059 0.009 0.225 6.5 114.2
Small businesses double tariff, high 0.177 0.060 0.010 0.247 16.9 24.5
Small businesses double tariff, low 0.057 0.043 0.004 0.104 42.0 25.6
Mid-sized businesses, summer, high n/a* 0.120 0.060 0.007 0.187 13.9 62.1
Mid-sized businesses, winter, high n/a* 0.154 0.060 0.009 0.223 6.0 84.0
Mid-sized businesses, summer, low n/a* 0.051 0.043 0.004 0.098 41.1 36.5
Mid-sized businesses, winter, low n/a* 0.075 0.043 0.005 0.123 19.2 49.3
  1. Notes: All prices are excluding VAT. The rebate in the third column refers to the temporary rebate granted retroactively to avoid excessive profits
  2. *Depends on high-voltage usage. Did not change.
  3. Sources: a Decree on electricity tariffs (“Verordnung betreffend Elektrizitätstarife”) from November 29, 1994; b Decree on electricity tariffs (“Verordnung betreffend Elektrizitätstarife”) from May 11, 1999; c Iten et al. (2003, pp. 7-8); d Decree on the electricity tax (“Verordnung zur Lenkungsabgabe und zum Strompreis-Bonus”) from May 11, 1999; e Iten et al. (2003, p. 208)