I'm sure very few people in Cyprus left untouched came in late January the receipt of payment of electricity consumed. Tsiferki they were similar to the phones.
- Winter, increase energy, you might say.
- No, the power consumption remains the same and comparable to the average in the winter season, and in some cases even fell, I will answer.
All business in a sharp increase in the cost of electricity consumed. Cost and without having the most expensive electricity in the European Union increased by approximately 25-30%. If we average electricity bill was about 400-500 Euro, then found in the mailbox "greetings from January of Power" was about the same amount. And the trick, where the perturbation where the price increase? And the trick is that we were not in Cyprus almost 3 weeks - we were traveling in Europe. Electricity consumption was almost 2 times lower than usual, and bill amount has not changed. Our neighbors in the village got the bill almost 1500 Euro instead of the usual 800-900. So everywhere. What th ... excuse me, short-sighted people in the company's electricity provider decided to raise tariffs - can only guess.
What Cyprus got the solution of this pseudo-economist and Losers marketer? The answer is clear - the widespread rise in prices. On average, for a start, food has gained 5-10%, the cost of consumer basket rose 5-10%, hike in the supermarket for mundane milk, bread, meat now costs almost 100 Euro. On the approach of the rise in prices for services and transportation costs. And it will all end? The fact that residents of Cyprus to start utilizing Chinese sites with interesting devices actively introducing nanotechnology in life, as foreign citizens for its serene old age and invest will look for an alternative to Cyprus as mainland Spain, Portugal or Italy. Which also have the sun and the sea, prices of almost everything you need an ordinary person (food, services, transport) on 10-15% below Cypriot, quality of life is much higher, historical and interesting places not 2-3 all over the country and all over the place and value of the property is already almost 40% lower (for example took Spain). That's the whole layout.
Problem of expensive electricity in some European countries decide as follows:
Or, for example, not so rough, and more "technologically":
Once again, the correction of errors and problems of company management burden falls on the shoulders of consumers and purses. Some of the power engineers cry - but in fact the largest power plant in Cyprus so damaged after the explosion, it must be restored. Guys, the cost of electricity to the explosion was just so indecent, and the consequences of the explosion you got and still get from insurance companies a good amount. With intelligent and rational use of these funds, as do the Germans can not build one station. And if you buy equipment for such amount as cost in Cyprus ordinary Chinese generators after the explosion, it is hoped that this is the final rise in the cost of electricity, it is not necessary.
Shocked to push growth in electricity prices rastavatsya citizens actively with their blood and non-blood evrobumazhkami, the power company is going to enter the time frame for payment receipts with penalties for delay and possible disconnection of electrical networks for regular defaulters.
For its part, we still decided to monitor the situation. Try a more rational and optimal use of electricity may bring from Russia several solar panels (in Cyprus cost of such systems around 50% higher than in Russia. And setting them with which to handle even a child, is worth quite rude) and connect them to the pool pump and the external lighting of the house. Maybe write out a hundred other Chinese silk panties and ebony wand or go to full autonomy. However, if prices will continue to walk in the footsteps of NASA specialists towards the red planet, then just simply move out to live in Spain. Who will benefit from it or lose - the answer is obvious.