Changes to the access tariffs, how do they affect your company's electricity bill?
Access tariffs have always been part of your electricity bill. They can currently account for more than 40% of what you end up paying in your bill.
It is an expense regulated by the government, and affects both the price of the contracted power and the price of the energy consumed.
A new regulation is coming into force in June 2021 aimed at promoting more efficient energy consumption.
As far as companies are concerned, these changes will depend on the maximum capacity you need to arrange, with two scenarios:
- Capacity ≤ 15 kW.
- Capacity > 15 kW.
Access tariffs for businesses with capacity needs ≤ 15 kW
With the new regulation: Regulated access tariffs and charges will have 2 time slots with different prices for power and 3 slots for consumption.
In this case, the regulatory changes are the same as the tariff changes for homes or individuals.
Access tariffs for businesses with capacity needs > 15 kW
Changes to access tariffs stem from an attempt to promote energy efficiency. The aim is to encourage contracts for lower capacities and consumption during off-peak hours.
In particular, for companies with contracts for capacities in this range, changes have been made as follows:
- 4 electric seasons.
- 5 ratings for days according to the season.
- 6 time-of-use periods.
Access tariffs divided into four electric seasons
With the changes to tariffs, the year is divided into 4 periods or seasons, with varying access tariffs.
Also, depending on the season, we can rate the day of the week differently, with rating A being the most expensive and D the cheapest.
Business access fees for days according to the season
Classification of the days of the week