The CUPS, which we have already seen is a supply code that the distribution company provides at the start, is an essential part of any sign-up process.
CUPS, which is the Spanish acronym for Universal Supply Point Code, is a unique code that identifies each supply point of the natural gas network throughout Spain. In other words, it is your supply point’s ID code, and it never changes and is not linked to a person.
If, for example, the previous owner of a property has cancelled the supply and you, as the new owner, want to reactivate it, you get the same CUPS number.
There is a chance that, on acquiring a home second-hand, this code cannot be found and the sign-up has to be reactivated. In this case, the distribution company will have to be asked to search its files and verify the code corresponding to your new home.
Documentation that must be provided
In addition to the CUPS, which we have already said is essential, the following data and documents must be provided:
- Supply contract holder: National ID document, or Tax ID Code if it is a company.
- Full supply address.
- First occupancy permit: for new-build homes.
- IRI and IRC installation certificates: only requested occasionally.
The installation certificate will be valid if the supply has been inactive for less than a year. If not, a new survey and the issue of a new certificate must be requested.
Other information that must be included in the home's supply contract
To have a gas supply at home, you will have to select a gas rate. At Endesa we offer you our One Gas rate (ONE GAS LINK), with which you can enjoy a fixed price and manage absolutely everything online.
At this point, it is important to distinguish between the sales company and the distribution company. Although it is the former that is generally in charge of managing the sign-up process and the contract, the sales company only plays a passive role in the management of the installation. It is the distribution company that is the true manager of the supply, connections, installations and the network. However, it is the sales company that does the marketing and payment collection tasks.
Therefore, in the event of any liability claim, such as, for example, the return of an undue IRC fee charge, the distributor will be liable and competent in this respect.