Competition density in the 100 largest German cities about 50 percent higher than last year Berlin, 08 September 2010 in the fight to change willing customers it is on the green electricity market always close. According to current surveys of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de can choose consumer in the 100 largest German cities in the middle between 64 providers with eco-electricity products. Compared to the previous year, the number of available providers by more than 50 percent has thus increased. “Still on average 25 providers with eco-electricity tariffs per region were active in 2008 as the number climbed already to the middle of the year 2009 over 40. reason for the continuing rise: more and more companies follow the increasing customer requirements for green ‘ tariffs”, energy expert Thorsten Bohg explained by toptarif.de. In addition to pure eco power providers, such as LichtBlick or Greenpeace energy, which operate for years in the market, have expanded their range to many conventional competitors and offer additional Green power products. There is the largest increase in the density of the competition in the East German centres of Zwickau, Leipzig, Potsdam and Schwerin. Compared to the previous year, the number of available providers with eco-electricity products in these cities between 76 and 83 percent climbed.
Current customers but still have the largest selection in Baden-Wurttemberg. More than 75 companies with eco-electricity tariffs are so active in many regions in the southwest of the Federal Republic. Switching to eco power providers saves an average of 152 euros in addition to the environmental benefit of switching to green electricity can relieve significantly also the household budget. “Shows how our price comparison for the 100 largest German cities, the cliche is eco equal expensive ‘ no longer valid”, Bohg makes clear. Just consumers who have never changed their providers have a high savings potential. So a family of four with an annual consumption of 4,000 can save kWh of electricity in an average 16 percent, or 152 euros if they are from the local primary care to a cheap green electricity tariff with quality assessment * changes.