In recent days, in Spain the price of electricity has been talked about more than ever for two reasons. The first of them is that on June 1 we released a new electricity bill that introduces three new time slots. The second is that chance has wanted the change to come when the price of electricity has reached its historical peak: 0.24 euros per kilowatt hour. It had already been very expensive in May.
For this reason, in Genbeta we have already recommended the website of Red Eléctrica Española y Fotovoltaica Bot, a Telegram bot that tells you the prices of each hour of the next or current day. Now we have known another novelty from the hands of Jorge Aznar.
As I am not very excelled I have set this up to know what the light is worth at the exact moment. And also to know when it is more expensive and when it is cheaper throughout the day: https://t.co/kFzaxI6Mrh pic.twitter.com/OC9IsUszVu- Jorge Aznar (@jorgeatgu) June 2, 2021
It is about light-off.vercel.app, a very useful website with a very simple task: to tell us the price of the kilowatt hour of the time of day we are just by opening it. All the code used is on your GitHub. Aznar has told on Twitter that he is using the API of Red Eléctrica Española.
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The web couldn't be simpler, but It even serves as a clock. When we open it, we will first see the time at which we are making the query. Just below we will see the price of the kilowatt hour in the current band.
After that, We are told what will be the cheapest time of the day, which in the case of today is at 2:00 in the morning, at a price of 0.102 euros. It is important to bear in mind that although from 00:00 it is off-peak hours, the price varies slightly from hour to hour even within the same section.
Finally, the price of the most expensive hour is indicated, which in today's case is in the section from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with a price of 0.242 euros. After three days of the new rate, we are still at record highs. Although we have already counted that with the Telegram bot, for example, we can check the price of electricity hour by hour, It would be nice if this website could also give a price for the next few hours, or it will remind us at what time the current section ends and the next one begins.