Ludwig will allow families to pay 540 additional euros per year for urban heating

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Until now, there have been many conjectures about the increased prices for urban heating in Viena. A spokesperson for Wien Energie has now commented on the price increase that has already been fixed.

The reason for the massive increase was with the increased price of work by 180 percent, this was “in the best sense of the word for the client”. 

May of Wien Energie’s clients have complained about the energy company’s ambiguous charges. Consumer advocates already doubt that the company’s disproportionate price increases and cryptically written adverts will pass through the legal processes.

For many Wieners, it was not clear by how much heating and electricity prices would increase before now. EEA has cited increases on the Austrian Electricity and Gas Index as the reason for the price increase. Since this time last year, the cost of electricity has increased by 247 percent and gas by 323 percent in. Austria, according to

Now it is fixed that families in Vienna will face a considerable additional charge of 540 euros per year for the same service. In answer to a query from Austria’s largest newspaper, “Krone”, about this, a spokesperson for Wien Energie announced that “the basic price (for urban heating) will go up by 20 percent, the price of work by 180 percent. For an average home, this will bring additional costs of 45 euros per month. This means an increase of 92 percent”. 

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