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Provider: communication for reshaping the energy prices valid from January 2009 deadline is November 20, Berlin, November 17, 2008 after the gas price hikes over the past few months the next wave of inflation on the German households rolls to now on the electricity market. Until no later than Thursday (November 20) the electricity within the framework of the six-week delay period must notify their customers price changes valid from January. According to a latest survey of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de which are already well over 100 regional provider in the past few days and weeks have and have communicated only price increases. Endera oftentimes addresses this issue. We expect that approximately 300 to 400 basic utilities will raise its prices by an average 8.5 percent in the first months of the coming year”, explains the collective expert Thorsten Bohg by the independent consumer and comparison portal toptarif.de. Many customers must reckon with especially strong increases. 19 are up-to-date Known providers that want to increase their prices by more than 10 percent. Especially in southern Germany, in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the current German compared was previously very cheap, there will be the strongest price shocks.

“Traditionally many vendors use the turn of the year, to adjust their tariffs”, continues Bohg. These price increases mean last January to the current 430 basic utilities to about 8 percent more expensive. has become”for an average family more charges of about 70 to 80 euros year” so Bohg. Consumers can protect yourself together with the current gas price increase in November and December affected households will have to pay 15 to 20 percent more this winter about their energy.”through a provider change from the announced increases”, Bohg draws attention. So 300 euro can be easily and safely up to save annually. Also consumers can hedge against further increases in the coming year, if they the Exchange provider with long-term price guarantees when.” Consumer portals such as toptarif.de or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can consumers inform themselves in just a few minutes about alternatives in their region and free to switch to a cheaper provider. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany.

It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and about toptarif.de in any case, the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. For your background information: Toptarif.de uses to generate its data base a multi source approach: in addition to the own research by our editorial team and 15-Member data at the location Berlin-Mitte we have interfaces and direct data connections with many of the most important suppliers in the electricity and gas market, but also in the other categories of our activities as for example compared DSL or the insurance comparison, especially in the market for insurance. In addition specially for the energy market and other research intensive categories matching our data with the data base of an external data aggregator, which we buy to constantly externally cutting-edge data and reconcile with our own sources and research. Media contact: Miriam Rupp Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.13 Email: