Understand your electricity bill

An electricity bill is an overview of the electricity you have consumed over a period of time, e.g. one month. On your electricity bill, you will typically see a variety of information and information about your electricity consumption, including:

  1. The total amount you have to pay for your electricity.
  2. The amount of electricity you have consumed in kilowatt-hours (kWh).
  3. The average price per kilowatt-hours you have paid for your electricity.
  4. Information about your subscription, e.g. which electricity supplier you have and which electricity tariff you are registered for.
  5. Information about any discounts, e.g. discounts for being a loyal customer or for having an electricity subscription.
  6. Information about any fees, e.g. a setup fee or a fee to change your subscription.

It can be useful to compare your electricity bill with your electricity consumption from previous periods to see if you have used more or less electricity and if you have paid more or less for it. You can also compare your electricity price with prices from other electricity suppliers to see if you are getting a good price for your electricity. If you want to save money on your electricity bill, you can consider switching to another electricity supplier with a lower price, or you can try to reduce your electricity consumption by saving on electricity at home. Here you can e.g. read our 10 good electrical tips .


Who do I pay electricity to?

When you receive an electricity bill, you pay for the electricity you have consumed to the electricity supplier you are registered with. It is the electricity supplier that supplies the electricity to your home, and it is this company that you have a subscription with. You also pay for any fees and other costs associated with your electricity supply, e.g. a setup fee or a fee to change your subscription.

In Denmark, there are many different electricity suppliers, so you have the opportunity to choose the supplier that offers the best price and the best terms for you. You can compare the prices of electricity from different suppliers using price comparison sites on the Internet, and you can also contact the suppliers directly for more information.


When do you get an electricity bill?

When you receive your electricity bill depends on the electricity supplier you are registered with and which electricity tariff you have chosen. Some electricity suppliers send electricity bills monthly, while others send them bi-monthly or quarterly. You can usually see the exact frequency for your electricity bill on your electricity meter or by contacting your electricity supplier.

If you have a smart meter that measures your electricity consumption in real time, you may also be able to monitor your electricity consumption online or via an app. In this way, you can keep an eye on your electricity consumption and get a sense of when you can expect to receive your electricity bill.

It is important to remember to pay your electricity bill on time, otherwise you may be charged interest and fees. If you are having problems paying your electricity bill, you should contact your electricity supplier as soon as possible to find a solution.

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