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Iberdrola bill

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:25pm
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aadebbah

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Hi everyone ,

I am addressing this message to all and to Jim to help him find out if I am on the right contract with Iberdrola .I have attached an old bill , but same potencia contratada and other data  on the right hand side of the bill still apply to date .

I usually spend July - August - September in my house with my wife and sometimes my son and daughter , few times in winter time .

Other months house is empty and  The sole electricity consumer is only pool filtration system .

RayD

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01pm

RayD

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01pm

The first noticeable thing is that your potencia at 9,2 is much too high for your needs and, if you dropped it to 5,75 it would reduce your standing charge from 33,91 to 20,19

You could go down a step to a potencia around 3.5 but it would depend on how many high current devices such as aircon, ovens and hobs you have running together with the pool.

5,75 is a safe bet and will lower your bill by about 16€ per month..

You have the day/night split tariff which is fine if you put high current useage in the night valley slot. Putting the pool pump mainly on in the valley would help as well, although you may need to run it for an hour in the peak time as well.

LeckyLes

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:25pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:25pm

aadebbah, thanks for uploading the billing details. Wow !  on the potencia level.

What form and extent of heating do you use and is any of it of the underfloor heating  type ? 

LeckyLes 

aadebbah

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:05pm

aadebbah

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:05pm

LeckyLes wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:25pm:

aadebbah, thanks for uploading the billing details. Wow !  on the potencia level.

What form and extent of heating do you use and is any of it of the underfloor heating  type ? 

LeckyLes 

Nothing particular , I must think it was applied when I just bought the house and did not know much about types of contracts ...

It was not me who asked for the 9.2 potencia which I think for my use is far too high I must agree 

aadebbah

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:09pm

aadebbah

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:09pm

RayD wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01pm:

The first noticeable thing is that your potencia at 9,2 is much too high for your needs and, if you dropped it to 5,75 it would reduce your standing charge from 33,91 to 20,19

You could go down a step to a potencia around 3.5 but it would depend on how many high current devices such as aircon, ovens and hobs you have running together with the pool....

...

5,75 is a safe bet and will lower your bill by about 16€ per month..

You have the day/night split tariff which is fine if you put high current useage in the night valley slot. Putting the pool pump mainly on in the valley would help as well, although you may need to run it for an hour in the peak time as well.

Thank you very much for your comprehensive analysis and advice . 

First thing I am going to do is to lower my potencia , to 5.75 as you advised , then I will continue to monitor the bills to gain in efficiency .

Good to have people like you around to advise .

aadebbah

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:08pm

aadebbah

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:08pm

aadebbah wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:09pm:

Thank you very much for your comprehensive analysis and advice . 

First thing I am going to do is to lower my potencia , to 5.75 as you advised , then I will continue to monitor the bills to gain in efficiency .

Good to have people like you around to advise .

Hi everyone ,

I have applied for a change of my potencia from 9,2 to 5, 75kw  Online 

They sent me Right away the new contract 

And apparently they will charge  a fee of 10,5 € for the change ...

My new contract states that it is a normal one , with the new potencia contratada of 5750 W

Tarifs de  accesso : 2.0DHA , modo 1 , don’t know what it means ....

Tension :1X230V

Empressa distribudora:I-DE,Redes Electricas intelligentes SAU

That’s my new contract that I have to sign and return to them .

Movingon

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:57pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:57pm

Just for info, and to explain the seemingly odd potencia of 5750w, it's due to nothing more than the rating of the breaker on the incoming supply i.e. 5750w / 230v = 25a. 

For your current 9200w you will have a 40a breaker, 9200/230 = 40a.

Smart meters will handle it a bit differently and more strictly possibly leading to trips where a mechanical breaker might  have hung on a fraction longer under transient or minor overload conditions. 

gordon1972

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:09pm

RayD wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01pm:

The first noticeable thing is that your potencia at 9,2 is much too high for your needs and, if you dropped it to 5,75 it would reduce your standing charge from 33,91 to 20,19

You could go down a step to a potencia around 3.5 but it would depend on how many high current devices such as aircon, ovens and hobs you have running together with the pool....

...

5,75 is a safe bet and will lower your bill by about 16€ per month..

You have the day/night split tariff which is fine if you put high current useage in the night valley slot. Putting the pool pump mainly on in the valley would help as well, although you may need to run it for an hour in the peak time as well.

hi ray

is the potencia of 3.5 suffice for a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment ?

gordon

aadebbah

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:13am

aadebbah

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:13am

Movingon wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:57pm:

Just for info, and to explain the seemingly odd potencia of 5750w, it's due to nothing more than the rating of the breaker on the incoming supply i.e. 5750w / 230v = 25a. 

For your current 9200w you will have a 40a breaker, 9200/230 = 40a.

Smart meters will handle it a bit differently and more strictly possibly leading to trips where a mechanical breaker might  have hung on a fraction longer under transient or minor overload conditions. 

Thank you very much for this technical answer .

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