The changes that are coming in the electricity bill are of such a draft that it will not be, As minimum, until November 1 when the electric companies start up the new charging system. A tool that will be more complex than the current one, already complicated for many users, although it pursues the objective of families making a more efficient use in their homes and therefore that they can save money every month on your energy bills.
This has been proposed by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC), after the BOE published this Friday the circular that establishes the methodology for the calculation of transportation and distribution tolls of the system. The rule clarifies that distribution and marketing companies will adapt their measuring equipment, billing systems and contracts “before November 1, 2020”. For most of this year the tolls (the fixed part of the receipt, which weighs 40% of the total) will follow frozen. Industry sources anticipate that it may not be until January 2021 when the new invoice enters into force.
In any case, the receipt will be full of changes. First, in the consumption part there will be three time periods distributed in six strips of the day. The most expensive (peak hours) will be in the morning between 10 am and 2 pm and in the afternoon / evening between 6 pm and 10 pm. Something cheaper (flat) will be in the morning, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at night from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cheapest (valley), between 00.00 and 08.00 hours. In addition, on weekends, all hours will be ‘valley’, that is, the cheapest.
The other big news will be in the part of the power hired With the current system, it is only possible to have a specific power contracted. When the new system starts up, the usual one will be used by default but the contracted power can be increased between 0.00 and 8.00 hours, when much less will be paid even with more installed power.
To avoid scares, Competition clarifies that currently all calls smart meters have a built-inICP (Power Control Switch), which means that the supply will be interrupted if the contracted power is exceeded. But in case you choose to install a maximeter, so that the supply is not interrupted (for example, in the communities of owners so that the elevator does not stop or a family that has a patient with assisted breathing at home, etc.) is not interrupted and the power will have to be monitored hired
Beyond the implementation schedule and the new features of the receipt, the CNMC also recalls another relevant aspect: the new system of structured rates up to six schedules, and two sections of power, will only be viable for users who are under the regulated rate (PVPC). It’s about 11 millions of homes which are those that have contracted this modality, which can be accessed voluntarily and at no cost to the consumer.
The rest of homes (about 15 million homes) have contracted free prices with ‘packs’ which usually include fixed costs for a certain period of the year.