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Electricity prices to rise in Guernsey

The cost of electricity in Guernsey will rise by 8.5% from 1 April, Guernsey Electricity has announced.

The rise of just over 1p per unit brings the standard tariff to 14.50p per unit from 13.37p.

Ian Watson, managing director of Guernsey Electricity, said it was regrettable but unavoidable.

He said: "These costs are beyond our control and we are constantly working to keep the price of electricity as low as possible."

Mr Watson: "We hope our customers appreciate that these increases are necessary to counteract increased wholesale energy costs that we have already incurred."

The Super Economy Tariff low rate is due to change to 6.29p from 5.80p, and normal rate to 15.16p from 13.98p.



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