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.
Sessions for professionals
The training, which lasts about three hours, is 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
Due to the state of alarm decreed by the government as a result of the COVID-19 emergency situation, the school is offering virtual sessions on how to manage energy bills, consumption habits and energy efficiency.
The next sessions to take place will be:
- Tuesday 14 July (11 am): Household / Homeowners’ Association energy audits (repeat of the webinar held on 12 June)
- Friday 17 July (11 am): Renewable energies
- Tuesday 21 July (11 am): Energy Efficiency in the home: electrical appliances (repeat of the webinar held on 19 June)
If you are interested in connecting to one of the sessions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehabilitation and energy certification
News on COVID-19 regulations
The electricity bill
The subsidised rate
Review of current government measures
Gas and electricity bill case studies
Energy audits in households and homeowners’ associations
Energy efficiency in the home
What do we explain at the Energy School?
- Tips to make savings and be more efficient
- Time-of-use pricing
- Your bill
- Subsidized Rate
- Supply companies
Improve 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.
Do you want more efficiency tips?
When you cook… try out these small tricks to save make savings
Use as little water as possible as the more you use, the more energy you need to heat it up.
Large electrical appliances
Regarding lighting… remember that it represents almost 9% of the electricity consumed in your house.
If you have a fluorescent tube in your kitchen, remember that it consumes a lot of energy. It’s better to leave it on if you’re going to turn it off for less than 15 minutes, as it consumes less than switching it on again.
Small electrical appliances that produces the most heat also need the most energy to work. Therefore, they consume the most. Remember this when you use the toaster at breakfast, when you iron the clothes you’ve washed or when you use your hair dryer.
What are time use rates?
Time use rates are electricity rates where you pay a different price for the energy depending on what time of day you use it.
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 rate and customer service number. The following images will help you identify where you can find each of these:
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:
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.
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.
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:
The subsidised heating rate
Leading supply company
There are 8 leading marketers. The companies belong to the large energy groups