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Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

Hey guys,

I have a problem with understanding something about electricity bill...

Can someone please explain me the what is Energiebezug, and what is Netznutzung?

From their q&a i got this:
http://www.rhiienergie.ch/Haeufige-Fragen.129.0.html

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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Energie und Netznutzung?
Die Energie ist die Menge an kWh die Sie verbraucht haben und die Netznutzung ist der Transport des Stroms zu Ihnen.
On our bill, the ammount for Netznutzung is 4 times bigger than the ammount for Energiebezug, so this does not seems very logic to me...
I believe that there is a very simple explanation for this, but as i recently moved here from Serbia (where the logic about the electricity bills are very different, at least for me ), i just don't understand any of this

Thank you in advance
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Old 30.10.2015, 14:13
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

Literally translated:

Energienutzung = the quantity of kWh used (dependent on your personal use)
Netznutzung = the "transport" of the energy to you (basically the fee to be connected to the net)

My consumption is also lower than the connection fee, for the simple reason that we don't use that much energy (and compared to back home, energy is rather cheap in Switzerland, so I was also counting on much more on my first bill).
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

For once, a question that I might be able to answer (correctly):

Netznutzung charges are for usage of the grid infrastructure to transport the energy to you. This is often a fixed charge per dwelling.

Energiebezug charges are for consumption of electricity, measured in kilowatts. This would normally be a variable charge.
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

And, the ammounts are, I guess, ok?

For period of 01.04.2015-30.09.2015:
Netznutzung : 111.30
Energybezug: 31.30


Those are the total amount, we already payed the previously received Akonto Rechnung, so there is a smaller amount for paying right now.
Also, what is with the Akonto Rechnung?


They send some sort of their assumption of what you will spend, and then when they have the exact consumption data, they send you the real amount(to pay more, or to give you back the money, even though I don't think that someone has gotten their money back )?
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

I cannot seem to find "thank you" button, so:

Thank you both for the answers!
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

Distribution and Energy charges.

Elaborating on Mullhollander's reply: The idea is that there is one payment for the production of the energy you use, and another payment for transporting it to you via grid infrastructure. The rate may be higher if you are choosing greener energy, for example, but the distribution charge should be the same whether it's from solar or coal.

I'm not sure about your utility, but often the distribution charge is also variable, on the theory that the more kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity you are sucking through the wires into your home, the more you should pay for keeping the wires in shape.

Utilities in the US typically have the same breakdown of "distribution" and "energy" charges (along with smaller charges for taxes, special programs, etc.), but then often roll them up into a single price per kWh that is emphasized.

Many more boring electric utility facts available if you really want to know.
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

Oh, so I guess that is the correct answer why the 'way of usage/transport of energy' is more expensive that the 'usage' itself, in my case, because since I live in an old building, all the energy that we use comes from the wires, old school way
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Re: Energiebezug und Netznutzung?

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And, the ammounts are, I guess, ok?
For period of 01.04.2015-30.09.2015:
Netznutzung : 111.30
Energybezug: 31.30
For the same period my electricity bill shows a ratio of 3 to 1 for Netznutzung vs. Energiebezug, so roughly the same as yours.
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