What is its price and how is it paid?
There is a fixed price of €9.04/kW plus VAT, established and regulated by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, but the total price will depend on the number of actions the technician must perform and whether the connection in question is high or low voltage.
These costs will appear reflected in the bill issued after the process by the reseller with which it has been contracted, although it is the distribution company that finally receives them.
And if the decision is to modify the contracted power?
This is not a problem. Although it is advisable to know from the beginning which one is the most suitable, it is true that needs change and an adjustment in the supply power could easily be required.
So the benefit obtained will offset the cost, which in the event of a decrease in the energy that we are going to receive, will only be the €9.04/kW plus VAT associated with the contractual amendment.
In the event of a power increase, the installation certificate must be up-to-date and appropriate for the new power to be contracted. In addition, other service connection charges must be paid, such as extension fees, namely those that in this case refer to the difference in contracted kilowatts and access charges, which are what allow the new chosen energy power to use the electricity transmission network.
And in the event of a rate change?
The same thing happens as in the previous case. As this involves a contractual amendment, €9.04/kW plus VAT must be paid. This is a worthwhile expense when personal circumstances vary and, therefore, the rate of domestic energy consumption is also different. Because if a person’s life changes, their rate should change too.
In short, grid connection charges relate to the needs that arise when moving home or changing the way energy is consumed. So it will be very likely that, at some point in your life, if you have not done so already, you will get to know them very closely.