Sometimes, when trying to explain something, there is a risk of becoming entangled in a very long introduction that loses sight of what really matters. For example when explaining the electricity bill. First question: is there someone who really understands it?
Now for contracted powers below 10kW the VAT rate is 5% while for the higher powers it is still 21%.
Let’s get to the point: the basic details
In the “Your bill details” section, you will see the first thing you need to know: the period for which you are being charged, when the bill was issued and when you will be charged for it.
It also includes a code identifying that specific bill (Bill no.) and another that identifies your electricity contract (Reference). If you need to carry out any transactions, it is advisable to keep this information to hand.
Although we recommend going digital and carrying out all your transactions via your Private Area. You simply have to register with endesaclientes (if you have already registered, access your Private Area with your username and password).
The following section you will come across is called “Bill summary”. This includes all the important things you are being charged for.
This is the fixed term of your bill and it is measured in kW.
Look at it like a kind of fee you have to pay for connecting to the power grid. It will be the same every month, unless you decide to increase or decrease it.
The higher the contracted power, the more electrical appliances you will be able to have on at the same time… but you will pay more too. If you are left short, your fuse box will trip each time you switch on the washing machine and the oven, for example. Before considering a change of any sort, Read about service capacity here.
Most households have a contracted supply ranging between 3.3 and 4.6 kW of power. If you have more than 10 kW, you cannot subscribe to the regulated tariff (VPSC), only free market tariffs.