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Rate with time discrimination: unknown but interesting

electric tariff hourly discrimination

Do you do domestic life at night? Do you have an electric car or are you considering buying one? Then you should consider switching to an electricity rate with hourly discrimination and benefit from the best prices per kilowatt. We will explain it to you below.

Have you ever heard of the light tariff with hourly discrimination? Surely yes, but maybe you don’t know exactly what it consists of and confuse it with the old nightly rate. We will explain it to you below, but we already tell you that the possibility of saving on the electricity bill is there!

What is the tariff for light with hourly discrimination?

The light tariff with hourly discrimination (DH) is a type of tariff in which two or three periods of hours are differentiated for each day:

  • Peak hours (13-23h in summer, 12-22h in winter)
  • Valley hours (23-13h in summer, 22-12h in winter)

The tariff with hourly discrimination is a variable rate, in which the kW has one price or another depending on the hourly period.

light rate winter time discrimination

Advantages of the electricity tariff with hourly discrimination

Like all things, the variable rate with hourly discrimination has advantages and disadvantages compared to a fixed rate and for it to be profitable we must take into consideration some key aspects:

  • In the rate with hourly discrimination, the price per kW is usually more expensive than in the fixed rate during peak hours (approximately 20%) and much cheaper during off-peak hours (up to 45% cheaper).

We show you a comparison of the price of the fixed rate of electricity with respect to the DH rate:

fixed light rate Factor Energia

When selecting “I have a meter with daytime and nighttime hours”, the electricity rate with hourly discrimination appears:

light tariff with hourly discrimination

Taking this into account, we have to consider whether our electricity consumption habits have room for modification to adapt to the schedule set by the rate, since according to the OCU studies, most Spanish households could obtain considerable savings on their electricity bill. electricity if they divert part of the home’s electricity consumption to off-peak hours (from 25% of consumption within off-peak hours).

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To consider…

If your home is largely dependent on electricity (water heater, electric stove, electric heating), then the normal rate may be more suitable for your home than the hourly discriminated rate.

If, on the other hand, your kitchen, heater and heating are on gas and / or you are absent for much of the day and active during the night, then without hesitation, the variable rate with hourly discrimination is the one that suits you best, you have 14 hours a day to save on electricity consumption.

Supervalle light rate for electric car

The electricity tariff with hourly discrimination is ideal for those who have an electric car or intend to acquire one soon. The off-peak hours of the rate (from 10pm to 12pm in winter) are ideal for connecting your electric vehicle to the recharging point and making a complete recharge of the battery, it will start the morning with recharged batteries! better price per kilowatt, with which the saving per kilometer compared to when you used gasoline or diesel is even greater.

Adapted to the needs of electric car users, there is a variant of the hourly discrimination rate where a third period is added: the supervalle rate. In this type of rate, the day is divided into 3 time bands:

Peak hours: from 1pm to 11pm

Off-peak hours: from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Supervalle hours: from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.

If you are considering purchasing an electric car, at SPSolar we are ready to help you in everything you need so that you can install a recharging point in the place where you usually park your vehicle, contact us and we will advise you.

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