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Changing Elec suppliers. Ever done it?

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:27pm
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le bee

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Hi there, 

Am looking for someone who has first hand experience of changing electricity provider. 

Am currently with Iberdrola which has a minimum standing charge of €29 and which I find appalling. 

My last bill was €39 for reasons unknown; I haven't been at the property for 3 months and the only electricity being used is for two CCTV cameras, its DVR recording box and a router. €39 is a first in terms of charges while vacant and enough is more than enough. 

The local office at La Zenia is also the most miserable bunch of girls I have ever come across. 'Surly' but all in capital letters. 

Would love to get shot of them and would very much appreciate hearing from someone who has actually gone through it. 

Many thanks, 

🐝

killjoy

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:56am

killjoy

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Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:56am

Better think twice. Iberdrola owns all the infrastructure, the others are resellers with an uncertain future. If your "new" supplier goes out of business for any reason, a reconnection to Iberdrola can become more expensive than any possible "savings" previously obtained.

Pix Elated

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14am

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Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14am

le bee wrote on Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:27pm:

Hi there, 

Am looking for someone who has first hand experience of changing electricity provider. 

Am currently with Iberdrola which has a minimum standing charge of €29 and which I find appalling. 

My last bill was €39 for reasons unknown; I haven't been at the property for 3 months and the only electricity being used is for two CCTV cameras, its DVR recording box and a router. €39 is a first in terms of charges while vacant and enough is more than enough. 

The local office at La Zenia is also the most miserable bunch of girls I have ever come across. 'Surly' but all in capital letters. 

Would love to get shot of them and would very much appreciate hearing from someone who has actually gone through it. 

Many thanks, 

🐝

I do not have any experience of changing suppliers, when I was in the Boulevard on Saturday there was a pop up Iberdrola stand, you may get a better response there. It was in the spine that runs along side Al Campo by the lottery booth. The lady was smiling when she was speaking to the customer, but it might just have been wind! 😏

I agree the standing charges make Dick Turpin look like a philanthropist. 

Stephanie86

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:30pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:30pm

Don’t forget that a huge proportion of  electricity charges in Spain are in fact various taxes. The cost per unit for most plans is acceptable, but unfortunately it’s the taxes over and above which really knocks up the price. The standing charge does depend upon which particular charging plan you have, but they are unavoidable.

le bee

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00am

le bee

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Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00am

killjoy wrote on Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:56am:

Better think twice. Iberdrola owns all the infrastructure, the others are resellers with an uncertain future. If your "new" supplier goes out of business for any reason, a reconnection to Iberdrola can become more expensive than any possible "savings" previously obtained.

Thank you. Wasn't aware. The Mafioso of the sparks world, eh?! 

It's truly shocking. 

Matey

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:50pm

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Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:50pm

for the same reason we changed to Nordic a couple of years ago - painless operation. They also offer a very good off-peak tariff so you can do washing and ironing, etc at almost half the cost up till around mid-day.  However, am still paying c.30euros per month even though it's been empty all last year

GENAUMGE

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:00pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:00pm

Hello

I used these people  Find Energy Deals in Spain & Switch Online - ¡Si! Compare   not sure if the link works type below

energy.sicompare.com  They will find the best deal and oversee the change mine took a couple of weeks, service was was first class.

Geoff 

le bee

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:41pm

le bee

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Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:41pm

GENAUMGE wrote on Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:00pm:

Hello

I used these people  Find Energy Deals in Spain & Switch Online - ¡Si! Compare   not sure if the link works type below

energy.sicompare.com  They will find the best deal and oversee the change mine took a couple of weeks, service was was first class.

Geoff 

Thanks for this and my other replies. 

Will give this a go. 

🐝

Avonlea 22

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:43am

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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:43am

I changed to Siesta Energy near La Zenia roundabout. Simple, take your bills and the will tell you what savings you can expect. I'm a happy customer. 

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