- Your electricity bill will depend more on when you use electricity and less on how much you use.
- The aim is to avoid overloading the electricity network by diverting consumption from greater to lesser demand and encouraging energy saving in homes.
- This billing introduces the new feature of differentiating access between access tariffs and charges.
On June 1 the new electricity tariff 2.0TD enters into force, which will replace the previous tariffs 2.0 and 2.1 (these are the normal tariffs for domestic consumers). Date from when the price difference between time-of-use periods increases. The change that was planned for 2020 was not possible due to the Covid-19 health crisis. Now, the new tariff 2.0TD is now a reality.
Its aim is to avoid overloading the electricity network by diverting consumption from greater to lesser demand and encouraging energy saving in homes. This means that your electricity bill will now depend more on when you use electricity and less on how much you use. At Mediterráneo we advise you on the times-of-use when you can reduce your bill and save as much as possible. 😉
Índice de contenidos
- 1 What is changing?
- 2 What are the 2.0 and 2.1 tariffs?
- 3 Differences between the 2.0 and 2.1 tariff?
- 4 When is electricity cheaper under the 2.0TD tariff?
- 5 What do I, as a consumer, have to do?
- 6 How can I reduce my bill?
- 7 Will there be changes for power above 15kW?
- 8 Do you want to save on your electricity bill?
What is changing?
For domestic users with contracted power of less than 15kW and voltage below 1 kV, the changes are as follows:
- The access tariffs are combined: the 2.0 and 2.1 access tariffs become 2.0TD.
- Change in the time of use periods (there will always be 3 periods)
- You will be able to contract two different powers (with two power periods).
What is different about the new tariff for all consumers, whether domestic or business is the new time periods.
Access tariffs and charges
In compliance with European regulations, the access tariff is separated into two different components: access tariff and charges.
What are access tariffs in the electricity bill?
Access tariff is a concept that you pay for in your electricity bill and which is intended to cover the cost of delivering electricity to your house. These prices are regulated and determined by the CNMC (National Commission on Markets and Competition).
What are charges in the electricity bill?
The charges are regulated prices intended to cover the remaining regulated costs, such as financing renewables, the extra costs of energy production on non-mainland territories or the annual deficit payments and are set by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
What are the 2.0 and 2.1 tariffs?
The 2.0 access tariffs are all those considered to be lower powers, which do not allow contracted power above 10kW. The 2.0 tariffs allow for the following modalities: 2.0A, 2.0DHA and 2.0DHS.
These include: 2.1A, 2.1DHA and 2.1DHS.
Differences between the 2.0 and 2.1 tariff?
The difference between the two lies in the power contracted.
For 2.0 access tariffs the maximum power allowed is 10kW
For 2.1 access tariffs you can contract between 10kW and 15kW
From June 1, 2021, these 6 access tariffs (2.0A, 2.0DHA, 2.0DHS, 2.1A, 2.1DHA and 2.1DHS) are combined into one access tariff 2.0TD and the corresponding charges are referred to as “charge segment 1”.
They will be invoiced in line with three different time of use periods (peak, mid-peak and off-peak), so that you will pay for your electricity according to the time of day when you use it. And you will have the option of contracting two different powers (peak and off-peak) throughout the day, provided the power is below 15Kw.
Time of use
Peak period: With the highest price.
From 10:00 to14:00h and from 18.00 to 22h, Monday to Friday except public holidays.
Mid-peak period: A lower price.
From 8.00 to 10 h. and from 14.00h. to 18.00h.
From 22.00 to 00.00h.
Off-peak period: With a low price, this includes night time (from 0 to 8 in the morning) and all day Saturday and Sunday and national holidays.
Two powers, much cheaper at night
Prior to this regulation, your contracted power was the same at all times throughout the year. Now you can contract a higher and lower power or maintain the same power in both periods (peak hours and off-peak hours), depending on your energy needs at certain times.
Peak hours: from 8:00h. to 24:00h. all non-holiday business days.
Non-peak hours: from 24:00h. to 8:00h. all non-holiday business days and also weekends and public holidays.
For example, if you use your washing machine at the weekend or at 9 in the morning it will be cheaper than if you use it in peak time. This means you can control your energy usage better.
When is electricity cheaper under the 2.0TD tariff?
Therefore, to put it in a nutshell… electricity will be cheaper at the following times:
(For power below 15kW)
24 hours a day for Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays 00:00-08:00 from Monday to Friday
Let us give you a practical example of how to be more efficient and benefit from this new modality
Concentrate your use of appliances (washing machines, oven, air conditioning, etc.) at night and during the weekends (off-peak hours, which are the cheapest) you will be able to choose a higher power in off-peak times and lower at peak times. This will result in a lower bill.
What do I, as a consumer, have to do?
The consumer does not have to do anything. The new access tariff is assigned automatically.
However, the consumer can change their contracted power and their pattern of consumption to take advantage of the new tariff structure.
Consumers who are in the open market must study what is offered by the electricity company with which they have their contract.
How can I reduce my bill?
Below we give some advice recommended by the CNMC.
Match your contracted power to your actual needs. Up until May 2022 you are allowed to make 2 changes of power free of charge.
- Avoid having appliances running at the same time in order to reduce your contracted power.
- Move your consumption to times outside peak hours.
- You can access data relating to your maximum power and consumption through the website of your electricity distributor.
- The CNMC publishes details of the websites for the consumer portals for all the electricity distributors. Check it out here.
Will there be changes for power above 15kW?
Yes, they will also be subject to significant changes. 6 electricity prices have been established a day (each one corresponds to a specific period of time).
Electricity tariff 3.0 for SMEs
This is the tariff aimed at consumers who have contracted power above 15kW. Generally, this is medium and large companies.
The 3.0TD tariff will replace the 3.0 tariff. The latter had a total of 3 prices for electricity and 3 for the power contracted. This will now change to have 6 periods for each item.
6.X electricity tariff for industries, hypermarkets and agricultural businesses
With the new electricity tariffs, the 6.X access tariff, available for supply points connected to a high-voltage network, will now be called 6.XTD. It is important to point out that this new tariff now includes the previous 3.1. The 6.XTD tariff replaces the previous 6.2TD, 6.3TD and 6.4TD tariffs.
The schedule for each one depends on the month, and the months of the year will be grouped into different seasons. The days will also be differentiated.
Do you want to save on your electricity bill?
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