This will be the new electricity bill
As of June 1, the electricity rate will be different and will have three consumption time frames and the option of contracting two different powers. We explain how your electricity bill will be now.
Next Tuesday, June 1, a new electricity rate will come into force in Spain, which, logically, will be reflected in the final bill. Who will be affected by these changes? To consumers who have the PVPC (Voluntary Price for Small Consumer) modality, this means that it will have repercussions in most of the Spanish territory because this rate is the cheapest and most common. It will also have an effect on the free market.
As explained by the national government, this new electricity bill wants to promote energy savings, efficiency, self-consumption and the deployment of electric vehicles, but the reality is that, in the first instance, it will raise doubts between the consumer when adapting to new changes.
Three time sections
The new 2.0TD access rate refers to customers with contracted power of less than 15 kW, homes, small businesses and establishments. It will apply different prices depending on the hours of the day, that is, putting the washing machine or the dishwasher will not entail the same cost if it is put on at 10 in the morning as at 8:00. These are the consumption hours in the peninsula, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands:
- Peak period: 10-14 hours and 18-22 hours. It is the section where charges and tolls are more expensive.
- Flat period: 8-10 hours; 14-18 hours and 22-24 hours. Here the prices are
- Valley period: Between 00:00 and 8:00 hours. This is the cheapest rate and it will apply from Monday to Friday.
During Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the valley period always applies.
In Ceuta and Melilla peak hours are delayed one hour : it starts at 11 am and ends at 3 pm and in the afternoons from 7 pm to 11 pm.
It is important to remember that these new sections do not coincide in any way with those established so far and there will be 40 peak hours per week, all of them coinciding with the busiest sections in homes.
Until now, only one power could be hired, but now, with the new meters with the Integrated ICP, it will be possible to hire one power for valley hours and another for peak sections and flat according to your needs.
A new invoice
To these changes is added a new invoice format that is reduced to two pages and where the maximum power peaks in a home during the last 12 months will be indicated both in peak and off-peak hours. A QR code is also included to make it easier for the user to use the energy offer comparator.