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    In Britain, they predicted an increase in the average annual electricity bill to £6,000.

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    The average annual UK electricity bill could reach £6k ($7.1k) in April 2023. This is reported by Daily Mail, citing the forecast of energy consulting company Auxilione.

    “New data show that the upper limit of energy prices, which will be updated this week, will reach an even higher level next year,” the material says. this year, the size of the average account increased by 54% and reached a record high of £1.97 thousand ($2.4 thousand). In October 2022, the average electricity bill will increase to £3.6 thousand ($4.2 thousand).

    The publication cites the results of a public survey conducted by Opinum, which say that 40% of respondents are sure that after the October increase they will hardly be able to pay their bills.

    October, as winter sets in and energy consumption rises.

    Earlier, on August 16, it became known that the country’s largest gas storage facility, Rough, which was mothballed in 2017, will reopen in the UK. Previously, it contained up to 70% of the total volume of gas stored in underground storage facilities in Britain.

    Meanwhile, on August 9, Bloomberg learned that the British authorities were preparing to winter scenario” in case the country faces a shortage of gas due to cold weather. Under such circumstances, an organized power outage will occur in the country not only at industrial facilities, but also in households, the agency specified. National Grid ESO has not ruled out power outages this coming winter due to uncertainty over gas supplies to Europe from Russia. It was noted that National Grid ESO, a subsidiary of UK grid operator National Grid, has already contracted operators of some coal-fired power plants to operate longer than planned.

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