On June 1 (along with the goodbye to the free unlimited space of Google Photos) comes the new electricity bill 2.0 TD, which the Government explains here. As our colleagues from Xataka have explained, the most important thing is that for all users of regulated market rates (PVPC), it is whether or not they had time discrimination, now the day will be divided into three periods, thus:
10:00 - 14:00
Full morning and afternoon.
08:00 - 10:00
First thing in the morning, noon and night
00:00 - 08: 00h
Early morning and holidays.
Thus, the most expensive hours will be the peak hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. reducing a lot in the flat hours and much in the off-peak hours. In addition, all weekend and holidays will have valley rates, ideal for the "Netflix and blanket, or Netflix and southern stove / brazier". This change means that, depending on our electricity consumption, the new bill may be good or bad for us. In that case, if we don't want to pay more, we will have to adapt.
The first thing: obtain our consumption data to be able to work with them
As the new bill will affect each person very unevenly, we will have to use our own consumption data to know how this new rate would have affected invoices or days. To do this, we need the data in .csv files provided by our distributor (not to be confused with marketer).
The distributor is a physical monopoly, there can only be one in your area. In Spain there are 333 (you can check them here: https://t.co/aXsZVoHvrc) but there are 5 that distribute to most of the country pic.twitter.com/kDmTYEpXw0- ingebau (@ingebau) January 19, 2020
To register in the one that corresponds to us we will have to go to their web pages, which are these:
The normal thing is that for the record They ask you for data of the contract holder such as address, ID, etc. Once all the documentation has been delivered, they have to validate it. At that moment, we will finally be able to access our consumption data. In my case, since I only have access to one house with Endesa Distribución, I will explain how to obtain the daily consumption data with this distributor, but all of them usually offer export to .csv files, which are the ones we will work with.
Once we have started the session on the website of our distributor, we will have to look for an option similar to that of 'Your consumption' on the top web. By clicking on it, it explains that "here you can view the graphical representation of your load curves for the selected period. You can also download consumption data and, where appropriate, self-consumed energy or discharged into the grid".
In the following image, we can see how to define the days for which we want to obtain consumption data. In the case of Endesa Distribución, I can see the consumption up to the day before.
As we will see below, if we go to the bottom of the web, we have the option of 'Download .CSV consumptions'of the days we have chosen. It is important to check the option "Compatible with FacturaLuz"
How to use the Electricity Bill Simulator
Using the downloaded .csv, we can now deliver our data to the great Electricity Bill Simulator website, which in my case has always nailed my bills even before Endesa Energía XXI sent them to me.
As indicated by those responsible for the simulator, "The web already has the calculation of this new rate integrated, and right now it is deducting the prices from 2.0DHA and the tolls for power and energyOf course, it is important to know that "the results obtained are only a simulation, since the real prices are not being published." In any case, it will be worth to get an idea of how it can affect users of the PVPC rate.
At the moment, the numbers that the simulator produces have nothing to do with official figures. As of June, they will fully correspond to reality.
With the .csv file and the data of our contract, as contracted power, as well as possible discounts, and indicating the date of the invoice or period to study, in this way:
And this is the calculation that the simulator returns:
As we can see, My electricity bill, with my current plan, the PVPC 2.0DHA, with hourly discrimination of two periods, has amounted to 32.21 euros. With the new June bill, with this same consumption, and according to the simulator, he would have paid 0.68 euros more, or 2.1% more. If, for example, we go to last year, where the confinement imposed another rate, I would have paid 6.3% more with the new rate.
I, a user who already has time discrimination, probably lose a few euros every month with the changes. Up to € 4.9, as I see in the case of the November-December 2020 invoice, or 9%. However, many other users will benefit.