When managing your energy, such as, for example, getting registered when you reach a home in which there is no light or gas, they're going to ask for your CUPS number.
This code identifies the supply point, and so it could be said that for energy, it is the vehicle identification number for cars. In both cases, what is identified is not a person.
If you change homes, you’ll change your CUPS and the one you had will continue identifying your previous home.
What does CUPS mean?
The acronym CUPS are the initials of the Universal Supply Point Code (Código Universal de Punto de Suministro, in Spanish) , a key with 20 to 22 alphanumeric digits which is essential for confirming your energy supply. Your electricity supply has one CUPS number. Your gas supply has a different CUPS number.
CUPS was created in order to identify each home or business that receives electricity and/or natural gas. It is permanent and invariable: it does not change no matter how much the rate changes, from a seller and even the distributor company.
What does CUPS serve for?
In addition to identifying a point of energy supply, it is necessary to provide the CUPS number to carry out operations as common as:
Although it’s not essential for other operations, we recommend you to always take it into account, because it streamlines many processes.
Where do I find the CUPS number?
Finding out your CUPS number is easy, given that this code is on all of your electricity and gas bills. Therefore, you just need to pick up any bill and go to the Contract Information section. There, along with the contract holder, power contracted and other data, you’ll find the 20 or 22 characters of your CUPS number.