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Breaking down your bill

Energy bills can sometimes seem complex, and it’s not always clear what consumers are paying for. Here, you can find out how much of your bill goes towards our Electricity Transmission costs, and how that cost breaks down.     

Breaking down your electricity bill

The Electricity Transmission part of your bill, which is subject to regulatory approval, covers the cost of the network’s infrastructure and maintaining it. Our transmission network cost in 2017 was £25 of the average annual household bill of £554 – that’s around 4.5% of your total annual bill – less than a tank of petrol or a family trip to the cinema.


Electricity Transmission costs £25 of the average annual household bill

*We use Ofgem’s methodology to report the impact of our charges. The figures quoted are based on 2016/2017.

How the £25 cost breaks down

The £25 of the average annual household bill that’s for Electricity Transmission includes a number of components, ranging from investment in the network to innovation.


Download our guide to understanding your bill

You can view or download our guide that explains how the electricity transmission portion of your bill is calculated.

The guide also describes how our costs break down, how they’re affected by regulation, how our revenue is collected, and how we’ve worked out the amount that’s included in householders’ bills.

Download the guide

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