Time Discrimination, how to save electricity nowadays?

Are you tired of paying exorbitant electricity bills every month? Would you like to know how to save on your electricity consumption? One of the most effective ways to reduce your electricity bill is through time discriminating.

Time discrimination is a system of electricity rates that varies according to the time of day and day of the week. This system is based on the idea that the demand for electricity varies throughout the day, being higher during peak hours and lower during off-peak hours.

In general, hourly discrimination is divided into three periods: peak hours, flat hours and off-peak hours. During peak hours, which are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on weekdays, the electricity tariff is more expensive, since the demand for electricity is higher. However, during flat hours, which are from 8:00 to 10:00, from 14:00 to 18:00 and from 22:00 to 00:00 on weekdays, the price of the electricity tariff is average. On the other hand, during off-peak hours, which are usually from 00:00 to 8:00 on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays, the electricity tariff is cheaper.

The objective of time discrimination is to encourage consumers to use electricity at times when demand is lower, thus reducing pressure on the grid and avoiding the need to build new power plants. In addition, it can also help consumers reduce their electricity bills by allowing them to take advantage of off-peak hours to carry out activities that require higher electricity consumption, such as running the washing machine or dishwasher.

In order to benefit from time discrimination, it is necessary to contract an electricity tariff with your electricity company.

The tariffs for supplies of up to 15kW of contracted power are unified in an access tariff called 2.0TD.

Another way to save on the electricity bill could be through the energy savings that our household appliances in our homes allow us to make. In many of them, the residual heat that an oven, a microwave or a glass ceramic
that an oven, a microwave or a glass-ceramic hob has. But not everything is
appliances, since something as simple as turning off lights that are not necessary, is not
that are not necessary, is not fulfilled by a simple oversight.

In the same way, opening the oven unnecessarily, is another of the
conditions that cause the residual heat inside the oven to be lost and, therefore, require more energy to maintain the heat that is already in the oven.
And, therefore, it requires more energy to maintain the heat that was there before.
previously. The same happens with the freezer or the refrigerator, since they are appliances that need to be
appliances that do not need to be opened unnecessarily so that the food that is stored inside
food that is kept inside are always at the same temperature, without unnecessary variations in their
without variations that are not necessary from the outside.

How to apply?

PTo apply for the Electric Social Bonus, you must have a supply contract with one of the reference suppliers, since they are the ones that have the obligation to offer and finance the Bono Social.

These suppliers are the following: Endesa Energía XXI, Curenergía, GAS & POWER, Baser, Régsiti, Comercializador de Referencia Energético, Teramelcor and Energía Ceuta,

Teramelcor and Energía Ceuta XXI.

Other benefits and prohibition of supply interruption

The electricity social bonus also allows for clearer electricity bills, in which what is paid for the electricity consumed is directly the price of the energy plus taxes and tolls, without including other additional products or services.

The beneficiaries of the Social Bonus de electricidad have a longer period to pay unpaid bills than other consumers (after a period of 4 months from the first notification of non-payment, the Suministro Vital (SV) will be applicable for 6 months, after which the supply can be cut off, compared to the general period of 2 months from the first notification of non-payment that is applicable to other consumers).

Nor may the supply be interrupted in the event of non-payment to households covered by the social voucher in which there is at least one minor under 16 years of age in the family unit, or in which the consumer or one of the members of the family unit is a person with a disability equal to or greater than 33% or with a degree of dependency II or III, subject to a certificate issued by the social services of the competent Public Administrations.

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