As of this Tuesday it comes into force the new electricity rate. The new invoice that opens today, established for all consumers covered by the Voluntary Price for the Small Consumer (PVPC), carries with it three time slots, known as rush hour, flat and valley, the first being the most expensive and the last being the cheapest. Many citizens wonder: what time is electricity cheaper today? Theschedule cheapest to consume electricity from now on will be at dawn, as well as on the weekend.
The valley rate, the most economic, from 12 p.m. to 8 a.m., weekends and national holidays included. Which means, that the first step to try to lower the electricity bill at the end of the month is to consume it in the early morning hours, or to do it on weekends or holidays.
According to the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), if a user transfers all their consumption (washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, electric water heater, oven and electric stove) in off-peak hours could save 573.83 euros per year.
Also, the valley prices for today vThey would range between 0.1148 euros and 0.1159 euros per kWh.
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On the other hand, the rush hour, with the highest prices, includes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. In fact, this section is the most expensive, coinciding with key moments of the day such as lunch and dinner. Which will force households to change their habits and perform the most energy-consuming tasks during the early morning or on weekends if they do not want to see an increase in their electricity bill.
Electricity prices for today range from one maximum peak of 0.24808 euros per kilowatt hour (kWh), up to minimum price point of 0.11484 euros per kWh.
What to do to reduce the electricity bill?
So that the electricity bill does not go up, lor cheaper is to transfer all possible consumption to the off-peak time, or at least avoid rush hour, as there is a 95% difference, according to the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC).
To take advantage of the new rates, we recommend:
-Charge the electric car at night.
-Avoid rush hours.
-Adjust the power.
-Choose the rate well.
-Wash and iron on the weekend.