Helping you to understand the changes

Although the new regulatory framework has changed electricity tariffs, with your custom plan from Iberdrola, the time band changes will not affect you or your home.

With Iberdrola, you can carry on as usual.
Our plans adapt to you.

Helping you to understand the changes

Helping you to understand the changes

Although the new regulatory framework has changed electricity tariffs, with your custom plan from Iberdrola, the time band changes will not affect you or your home.

With Iberdrola, you can carry on as usual.
Our plans adapt to you.

Main changes

One of the main changes introduced by the new regulations is that customers with a power rating equal to or lower than 15 kW will pay the same toll tariff, which is now called 2.0TD. There are also new time periods for energy and power.

New 2.0TD tariff hourly distribution

The 2.0TD tariff periods are defined according to the day of the week, the time of day and by geographical areas of residence which make up the power schedule (Peak and Off-peak) and energy billing periods (Peak, Intermediate and Off-peak). The Peak power period consists of Peak and Intermediate energy periods, while the Off-peak rate is the cheapest period and coincides with both terms. For the Peninsula* the schedule is:

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Additionally, weekends (24 hours a day) and public holidays are also considered off-peak periods for both power and energy.

*Schedule applicable to Peninsula and Islands. Ceuta and Melilla have their own schedule, which you can see here [downloadable file]

New 2.0TD rate

All customers who had a version of a 2.0 or 2.1 tariff (A, DHA and DHS) will be switched to the toll structure known as 2.0TD, with the following characteristics:

  • 2 energy periods, with the option to have different power rating in each period. On 1 June, the power in both periods will stay the same, but you will be able to choose two power periods (the same or different) optimised for your personal requirements.
  • 3 energy periods. For your convenience, Iberdrola will maintain the same energy periods applied to your current bill, such as, for example, the offer period in your Made-to-Measure plan. However, if you prefer, we have contracts with the three energy periods with the new toll tariff.

The energy and power prices must be updated to comply with the requirements of the new regulations, which is why customers must be notified of any upward or downward variations, for accurate information. These changes mean that the price of the power term (fixed) is going down, while the energy term (variable) is going up, so generally speaking your energy bill will not change by too much. However, our customers need not worry about anything, because all these changes are made automatically.

These changes are designed to encourage responsible energy use by giving customers more control over their electricity bills and the ability to influence the variable part of the bill by using more efficient electrical appliances and adopting routines that reduce energy use. It is also more conducive to the integration of emerging technologies like electrical mobility and self consumption.

For more information about these regulatory changes, please see the attached document [downloadable file]

Main changes

The main change is the restructuring of all the periods and schedules for customers with a power rating over 15 kW and High Voltage. These new schedules include the "seasonal" concept, consisting of different months of the year, and also introduces changes by geographical location. Another very significant change is the new billing for the power rating which we will explain below.

New hourly distribution for 3.0TD and 6.XTD tariffs

The new 3.0TD and 6.XTD share the same schedule and are defined by season (groups of months), the day of the week, the time of day and geographical location. What's more, the time periods will be the same for both power and energy. For the Peninsula* the schedule is:

Additionally, weekends (24 hours a day) and public holidays are also considered off-peak periods for both power and energy.

*Schedule applicable to the Peninsula. Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla have their own schedule, which you can see here [downloadable file]

New 3.0TD and 6.XTD

All customers with a 3.0A tariff will have a 3.0TD tariff and customers with a 3.1A or 6.XA will have a 6.XTD tariff according to the voltage. Both these tariffs will have the same characteristics:

  • 6 power periods with contracted power rating, the same or different, in each period. The periods must be in "ascending order" so that the contracted power for each period is equal to or higher than the previous period. The change from the three current power ratings to the new 6 power ratings will be carried out as established in Circular 3/2020.
  • 6 energy periods which, like power, have different times for each month and day of the week.

With regard to power billing, from 1 June, the power to be billed is always the contracted power rating and only in the event of a higher power demand will it be billed as excess power. This excess use will be billed as an independent item, called "Excess Power Term".

Energy periods and power must be updated to comply with the requirements of the new regulations, which is why customers must be notified of any upward or downward variations, for accurate information. These changes mean that the price of the power term (fixed) is going down, while the energy term (variable) is going up, so generally speaking your energy bill will not change too much. However, our customers need not worry about anything, because all these changes are made automatically.

These changes are designed to encourage responsible energy use by giving customers more control over their electricity bills and the ability to influence the variable part of the bill with improvements in business efficiency and adopting routines that reduce energy use. It is also more conducive to the integration of emerging technologies like electrical mobility and self consumption.

For more information about these regulatory changes, please see the attached document [downloadable file]

Do you have any questions?

Here you will find some of the most frequent questions, with their answers.

The new regulations are Circular 3/2020, of 15 January, issued by the National Commission for Markets and Competition; and Royal Decree 148/2021, of 9 March, issued by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

Circular 3/2020 establishes a new structure for tariff groups and billing terms, as well as the methodology for the annual calculation of the prices for these new electricity transmission and distribution tolls.

RD 148/2021 establishes the prices for electricity system charges and capacity payments for each tariff segment.

The aim is to encourage the use of the grids during off-peak hours when the cost is lower, so that consumers will have the option of consuming more efficiently, therefore helping to improve the efficiency of the system and the electrification of the economy.

The changes will apply from 1 June 2021.

No, you don't have to do anything. Iberdrola will take care of everything so that this change affects you as little as possible.

No, we are committed to maintaining the conditions the customer chose when signing their contract. If you have electronic billing, renewable energy or our fixed fee service, you will keep all these services.

No, the start and end dates of your contract remain unchanged.

No, it won't change. You will have the same contracted power and it will be applied to both periods unless you decide to change it to suit your needs.

Of course. You will be able to make two changes to your power during the 12 months following the entry into force of Circular 3/2020 without being charged connection fees and regardless of whether you have already made a change in the previous 12 months. However, if the new contracted power rating exceeds the maximum old power rating, the corresponding access and extension fees must be paid.

The ideal contracted power rating depends on your own personal consumption habits.

Yes, your prices will change when this regulation enters into force. As well as the items mentioned above, some other aspects have been changed by the ministry and by the CNMC. These extra costs or saving will be passed on accurately to customers.

The limitations to increasing power rating are the same. As you will have more than one power rating, the reference will be the highest during all the periods, which will be used to compare with its BIE and to generate the corresponding charges.

You may contract any power rating you wish in each period as long as none of them has a power greater than 15 kW. In this case, you will be charged a 3.0TD access rate (power rating above 15kW)

No. Because you will automatically be transferred to the same contracted power, you will not notice any difference at home.

This option is very useful if you have an electric vehicle or another high-power appliance, such as an electric water heater or electric heating. You will be able to consume more energy at a higher power at night when the price is lower, and have a lower power the rest of the time.

You need not worry about being charged penalties for exceeding your power rating. The power demanded by homes and small businesses is limited by a digital or analogue ICP that trips if it detects you are exceeding your contracted power. This is what is commonly known as "blowing a fuse". Only essential supplies, such as a hospital or lifts, have the capacity to exceed their power rating.

Yes, your prices will change when this regulation enters into force. As well as the items mentioned above, some other aspects have been changed by the ministry and by the CNMC. These extra costs or saving will be passed on accurately to customers.

Yes, there will indeed be 3 different energy periods, but you don't have to worry about this as you will continue with the same periods you had until now. If you like, visit www.iberdrola.es for details of the available offers available in Customised Plans or with the new three periods.

No. Of course not. The three energy periods are a regulated hourly structure, but you are under no obligation to sign up for them. Iberdrola will continue to offer you the time schedule you already have, however, if you want to change, we have a great portfolio of offers, such as customised plans and promotional times so you can save on your bill.

Of course. As always with our customised plans, you will be able to use electricity at the times you most need to, at a better price. All you have to do is choose the plan that suits you best and start saving. Also, remember that you will have 100% renewable energy and an electronic bill.

Yes, Iberdrola is committed to maintaining the conditions its customer chose when signing the contract. That's why will still bill you for the same hours automatically. However, if you prefer, we have contracts with three time periods under the new toll fee with the schedules described.

In the same way as the customised plans and their promotional periods, the new tariff structure offers you cheaper prices at certain times of day (low/off peak times). If the way you use energy fits these new time periods, you can make savings on your bill.

Your bills will be identical, however, in June you will get two bills in one envelope (by email if you use e-billing). One of the bills will be for the days before 1 June and the other for the days after 1 June. So as not to inconvenience you, we have decided to debit your bank for the total of both bills.

Generally speaking, the items will remain the same. What you will see is that you will have a greater number of items, such as, for example, switching from one to two billed power ratings.

Yes, this regulation does not affect your bills and therefore you will continue to receive your bill as often as before.

The difference in price depends on the access tariff and each customer's individual energy use habits. Generally speaking, you will see the power for which you are billed (fixed term) will go down and that the charge for energy (variable term) will go up, so there will not be much of a change.

Do you have any questions?

Here you will find some of the most frequent questions, with their answers.

The new regulations are Circular 3/2020, of 15 January, issued by the National Commission for Markets and Competition; and Royal Decree 148/2021, of 9 March, issued by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

Circular 3/2020 establishes a new structure for tariff groups and billing terms, as well as the methodology for the annual calculation of the prices for these new electricity transmission and distribution tolls.

RD 148/2021 establishes the prices for electricity system charges and capacity payments for each tariff segment.

The aim is to encourage the use of the grids during off-peak hours when the cost is lower, so that consumers will have the option of consuming more efficiently, therefore helping to improve the efficiency of the system and the electrification of the economy.

The changes will apply from 1 June 2021.

No, you don't have to do anything. Iberdrola will take care of everything so that this change affects you as little as possible.

No, we are committed to maintaining the conditions the customer chose when signing their contract. If you have electronic billing, renewable energy or our fixed fee service, you will keep all these services.

No, the start and end dates of your contract remain unchanged.

Yes, your power will have to be adapted as indicated in Circular 3/2020. From now on, your contracted power must be equal to or higher than that in the previous period. However, as always, you can change the power in the periods you wish to adapt it to your needs.

Of course. You will be able to make two changes to your power during the 12 months following the entry into force of Circular 3/2020 without being charged connection fees and regardless of whether you have already made a change in the previous 12 months. However, if the new contracted power rating exceeds the maximum old power rating, the corresponding access and extension fees must be paid.

The ideal contracted power rating depends on your own personal consumption habits.

Yes, your prices will change when this regulation enters into force. As well as the items mentioned above, some other aspects have been changed by the ministry and by the CNMC. These extra costs or saving will be passed on accurately to customers.

Yes. The new regulation says that power billed is the product of the retail price of the power for the power contracted in each period. What's more, if you use more power than you have signed up for, the excess will be billed as an additional power term (excess power term). Excesses are calculated in accordance with Circular 3/2020.

The limitations to increasing power rating are the same. As you will have more than one power rating, the reference will be the highest during all the periods, which will be used to compare with its BIE and to generate the corresponding charges.

Yes, your prices will change when this regulation enters into force. As well as the items mentioned above, some other aspects have been changed by the ministry and by the CNMC. These extra costs or saving will be passed on accurately to customers.

The new calendar does not differentiate between summer and winter but will differentiate seasonally. These seasons, according to the territory, will be groups of months during which different periods will be applied according to the day and time.

Generally speaking, the items will remain the same. You will see that there are more items on the bill, with six powers billed rather than three, and the excess power charge.

Yes, this regulation does not affect your bills and therefore you will continue to receive your bill as often as before.

The difference in price depends on the access tariff and each customer's individual energy use habits. Generally speaking, you will see the power for which you are billed (fixed term) will go down and that the charge for energy (variable term) will go up, so there will not be much of a change.

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