Energy represents between 6 and 8% of the costs of a hospitality business

Energy represents between 6 and 8% of the costs of a hospitality business, according to data from the Spanish Hospitality Business Confederation, and a rise of one third can cause an increase of between 2 and 3% in fixed costs in These companies. Given the seriousness of the situation, this group proposes a series of measures to alleviate costs.

The average cost of a restaurant is now between 3,000 and 6,000 euros. The amount varies depending on the size, location and services performed. In this way, the percentage increase in the electricity bill will depend on the size and type of business, which could be between 20% and 40%.

The hotel sector has promoted actions for improvement and efficiency in consumption, but denounces the lack of aid and support for the reconversion of facilities and equipment. It also points out that it has not had aid for the implementation of renewable energy sources and self-consumption systems. Given the seriousness of the situation, Hospitality of Spain proposes a series of measures. For example, a reclassification due to changes in its cost structure and having a status similar to that of an electro-intensive consumer. Or the approval and implementation of electricity bonds, applying the remnants of the Covid-19 aid to the sector and currently valued at 3,000 million euros. Administrations must design measures to support consumption, reduce costs and transition to renewable energy sources.

Hospitality in Spain also proposes the elimination of tolls and the search for hiring formulas adapted to the reality of the sector. Review the contracting systems in terms of power, discontinuity throughout different periods of the year and elimination of penalties

And, finally, another proposal is to lower electricity taxes and regulatory costs, establishing temporary suspensions, moratoriums and postponements.

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