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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:34pm
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Heatray

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Have recently changed to Iberdrola (after considerable problems and four trips to La Zenia). Our first bill I thought was reasonable and did not look at it closely. Today's is 275 euros - 131 of which is for gas.  As we don't have gas can anyone explain where this comes from? Someone told me they have to pay for gas to produce electric.  Is this another  fairytale?  We are off to see a member of Iberdrola tomorrow. . Phoning is a dead loss.

Denver

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:11pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:11pm

Hello we heard on the Spanish news that they mention gas to produce electricity - we are waiting for our bill now.  Gosh hope it’s a mistake, let us know how you get on at the office please. 

Zeeton

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:33pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:33pm

Following with interest just switched last month and had full month bill in of €212 but used 575 kwh as family here, so higher than  normal. My understanding is that tha gas charge is a government price cap.? Not 100% sure but did see it on my Catral cooperative bills before switching basically this charge was almost the same as my usage charge. Never explained this when we signed up good luck let us know how you get on and if anyone had had their  electricity bill from Catral cooperative let us know how much for how many kwh. Thanks 

Aikidoamigo

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:36pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:36pm

Denver wrote on Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:11pm:

Hello we heard on the Spanish news that they mention gas to produce electricity - we are waiting for our bill now.  Gosh hope it’s a mistake, let us know how you get on at the office please. 

Blimey


do they also not need water to run their facilities and diesel to run their vehicles??


fascinated to see if they now start to make a charge for water and oil too

tebo53

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:42am

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:42am

Heatray wrote on Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:34pm:

Have recently changed to Iberdrola (after considerable problems and four trips to La Zenia). Our first bill I thought was reasonable and did not look at it closely. Today's is 275 euros - 131 of which is for gas.  As we don't have gas can anyone explain where this comes from? Someone told me...

... they have to pay for gas to produce electric.  Is this another  fairytale?  We are off to see a member of Iberdrola tomorrow. . Phoning is a dead loss.

Have a look here:

Electric bills

Might help. 

Steve 

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Denver

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:11am

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:11am

tebo53 wrote on Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:42am:

Have a look here:

Electric bills

Might help. 

Steve 

ELECTRICITY


The gas cap came in in July. If you were on the regulated rate with one of the contracted hours (day/night, choose your 8 hours etc) you were kept on that and your bills will have gone down.

If you were on the regulated rate with no contracted hours then you are charged 3 rates depending on the time of day. If, however, you were on the free market then the bills will have gone up considerably.

Now, the gas. The gas is used to generate the electricity so, yes, you are using gas even if you don't have gas itself. The cap means that the gas producers are now providing it at less than they are paying for it.
To compensate the gas company, they are charging a premium to all those on the free rate and those who weren't on a contracted hours plan before April 26th this year. 

All explained, with links, on this thread

As explained by Mariff. TQF 

Kimmy11

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:31am

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:31am

Hi Denver,

Marcliff's explanation of the effect of the gas cap on electricity bills is the best I've seen 👍 We're contracted with Iberdrola on Plan Noche until 2026, so we haven't been affected by the introduction of the gas cap.

Kind regards, 

Kim

Denver

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:18am

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:18am

Kimmy11 wrote on Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:31am:

Hi Denver,

Marcliff's explanation of the effect of the gas cap on electricity bills is the best I've seen 👍 We're contracted with Iberdrola on Plan Noche until 2026, so we haven't been affected by the introduction of the gas cap.

Kind regards, 

Kim

Yes Mariff is alway up on the news. 

Like you we are on the same system. 

NigeF

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:14pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:14pm

Aikidoamigo wrote on Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:36pm:

Blimey


do they also not need water to run their facilities and diesel to run their vehicles??


fascinated to see if they now start to make a charge for water and oil too

you better hope they dont start charging for the wind that turns all those turbines.

tebo53

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:38pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:38pm

NigeF wrote on Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:14pm:

you better hope they dont start charging for the wind that turns all those turbines.

Article from Euro Weekly:

https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/09/12/average-price-of-electricity-in-spain-drops-significantly-on-tuesday-september-13/

Steve 

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