What is the Energy School?

 

The Energy School is a Naturgy Foundation project that is part of the Energy Vulnerability Plan. The School trains professionals from the social services of public administrations, professionals and volunteers from NGOs and vulnerable people and families.

These travelling sessions address matters related to energy efficiency and optimisation of bills, among others, with the aim of minimising the impact of energy costs on the lives of the most vulnerable people.

The workshops are eminently practical and participatory and the attendees can apply what they learn to their own bills. The School contributes to the Naturgy Foundation’s environmental commitment while driving savings and energy efficiency.

  • Professional sessions

    The three-hour classes are focused on professionals in the Third Sector and social workers. The classes take a deep look at the understanding of bills and responsible energy habits.

    • Social workers in public administrations
    • Social workers in the Third Sector
  • Family sessions

    The family sessions last an hour and a half and are informative sessions that are also often advisory, but they are fundamentally for proposing solutions. From providing responses to any possible doubts about a bill, to advising on how to save.

    • Neighbour associations of disadvantaged neighbourhoods
    • Consumer associations
    • People at risk of vulnerability

The contents

What are time use rates?

Time use rates are electricity tariffs where you pay a different price for the energy depending on what time of day you use it.

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How can I obtain these tariffs?

Call your trading agent and request the access tariff with time-differentiated pricing. Changing tariff incurs a €9.04 + VAT fee (€10.94).

How to understand your bill

Knowing if your bill is optimised is not as easy as it seems. We recommend focusing on the following concepts: Universal Supply Point Code, contracted power, subsidised rate, access tariff and customer service number. The following images will help you identify where you can find each of these:

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CUPS Code

The Universal Supply Point Code (CUPS) is the identifier of the home to which the supply is provided. It is a 21-digit code that will be requested when carrying out operations such as giving a meter reading, changing provider, termination, etc.

Contracted power

This is the maximum quantity of electricity energy that can enter your home at any one time, measured in kilowatts (kW). The power that should be contracted depends mainly on the number and use of electrical appliances.

Subsidised Rate

This is an electricity bill discount. It is regulated by the government and aims to protect homes that are considered vulnerable.

Tariff or access fee

The amount that has to be paid to the provider for use of the network. The following access fees are set for powers less than 15kW:

  • Tariff 2.0A (without time-differentiated pricing)
  • Tariff 2.0DHA (with peak and off-peak hours depending on both the hours of operation and tariff)
  • Tariff 2.0DHS (with peak, off-peak and super off-peak hours depending on the hours of operation)

Customer service number

How to optimise your bill

Now you know what the important concepts are for understanding your bill, look at the following steps you can take to optimise it:

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What is the Subsidised Rate?

The new Subsidised Rate is a discount on your electricity bill to help customers who are vulnerable and/or at risk of social exclusion.

The subsidy only applies to the habitual residence of customers in the domestic market if they have contracted the Voluntary Price for the Small Consumer (VPSC) and if the conditions outlined here are fulfilled.

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Who pays the Subsidised Rate?

The Subsidised Rate is paid by all the electricity supply companies in the market.

In the case of customers at risk of social exclusion, the government pays at least 50% of the bill before applying the subsidy and the remaining amount is paid by the electricity supply companies in the market.

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Where can you request the Subsidised Rate?

To request the Subsidised Rate, you can choose the leading supply company that you prefer.

Download the request form available on the naturgy.es website here, and send it to:

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Thermal Subsidised Rate

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Change your consumption habits

We will give you some advice to efficiently manage the energy in your home and save on your electricity and gas bill.

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Heating

Ideal temperature: 20ºC general thermostats, 17ºC bedrooms and 15ºC when not home

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Fridge

Separate the fridge from the wall by a few centimetres to ensure the air can pass

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Washing machine

Whenever possible, wash with cold water, using short and ECO programmes

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Electronic devices

Avoid standby by using adaptors and turn off together

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Cooker

Use residual heat on the ceramic stove and the oven

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Lighting

Replace your light bulbs with low consumption or LED bulbs

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Air-conditioning

Ventilate the house during the coldest time of the day and at night

Efficiency Studies

For more information, consult the energy efficiency section of our website.

Leading supply company

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There is no competition

 

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There are two tariffs; one established by the regulator (VPSC) and the fixed price

 

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There are eight leading marketers. The companies belong to the large energy groups

Advantages

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I can accept the subsidised rate

 

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I am reassured that the government is aware of price fixing

Inconvenience

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The only inconvenience is the uncertainty about the VPSC price

Free market supply company

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I have endless tariff and pricing options

 

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There are more than 300 free market suppliers

 

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The agreement will always be between my wish as the customer and the company

Advantages

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I will adapt the offer to my needs

 

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I will be able to contract maintenance services

Inconvenience

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I cannot accept the subsidised rate

 

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I will have to look into all the conditions of every offer

The Energy School, in numbers

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1.675 classes

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18.000 attendees

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9.24 satisfaction index

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