Spain’s New Electricity Three Tier Tariff System Explained With Printable Chart.
Spain’s new electricity tariffs came into force on June 1. The changes apply to electricity rates for power consumption below 15kw, which means the vast majority of households and small and medium businesses will be affected.
Millions of people, including thousands of British residents in Spain, who have less than 15kw contracted, will change to a single tariff regardless of the tolls they were paying before.
Below is a chart you can print off and stick onto the fridge with a magnet or pin it onto a wall in the kitchen to remind you of the best times to use the dishwasher or washing machine- or other power-hungry appliances. Basically, the theme is anything that uses a lot of power should be used between midnight and 8.00 am in the morning.
Referring to the chart below, green (Valle) is good and is the cheapest time to use power- from midnight until 8.00 am in the morning. This is followed by yellow (Llano), which is an intermediate price, and after that is red (Punta)- the highest rate period.
Tariffs with times
VALLE: It is the cheapest period and includes the night hours with a lower electricity consumption, from 00:00 to 8:00.
PUNTA: It is the most expensive period and ranges from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
LLANO: This period maintains an intermediate price and ranges from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
To save money- and the shock of a big bill- try to use your heavy power consumption appliances between midnight and 8.00 in the morning. These days, most appliances have timers, use them!
A good example is for villas with swimming pools, a simple timer adjustment could save hundreds of euros off the bi-monthly bill with the new rates.
It is worth pointing out that not every energy supplier uses the same tariffs, some, like Iberdrola for instance, offer personalised plans so it’s never been a better time to shop around for a better deal.
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