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Electricity Bills - How do you find the cheapest supplier and how do you change over?

Help required to find cheapest Electricity Supplier
18 February 2010 @ 20:22

Hello All,

This is my first blog on eye on Spain and because I am at my wits end.  I have a house in Almeria, its a holiday home and while empty my electricity bills were 20-30 euros every month.  In December I had the shock of my life, the electricity bill came in at 105 euros for the month.  I have been told by my friends who live in Almeria permanently that the electricity prices have gone through the roof and they are now paying, especially as it has been so cold and wet up to 250 euros a month.  I cannot afford to have electricity bills of over 100 euros each month for an empty house so need some help please from you good people on what to do, can you change supplier as you can in the UK? Does anyone know who the cheapest supplier is and how to change.  What on earth has happened to the country, how are householders and business's surviving with electricity bills of such extoronate rates.

Help and advice very much appreciated

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abbbb1 said:
18 February 2010 @ 21:00

This probably sounds silly, but have you checked to see if it is an actual reading or an estimated reading.

I'm not in the same area as you, but my supplier, Iberdrola was meant to produce a bill a month - one read and one estimated. What in fact has happened is that the last three of mine have been estimated - and overestimated at that! The last bill was for €259. Because we aren't resident in Spain, and everything is on direct debit, the company can help themselves to the amount that they chose! On checking the meter we found that it would probably take us up to the end of the year to reach their estimated meter reading. I have e-mailed them - but haven't yet received a response.
Have you checked your meter reading?

losajd said:
18 February 2010 @ 22:25

Abbb1, thx for your reply and no as I havent been there to check, like you I'm not resident and as you say the bills come out direct debit so I dont get a chance to stop anything. I can get a friend to open my mail at the house, so I will ask her to check for me, although as I said, she has confirmed the cost of the electricity is just stupid now. My supplier is Endesa and they don't speak English so are not very much help. You are correct, they don't reply to emails either, even tho I tried to email them in my best translated spanish!!

Chris said:
02 March 2010 @ 16:56

Can't you have your electric bills sent to you in England and then have a friend check the reading for you?

Rose Clegg said:
05 March 2010 @ 10:28

I have the same problem with Sevilliana on my there is a charge of Euro 56 per month for something they call Potentia this is before there is any electricity used. I went to see Sevilliana about this because my Spanish neighbours pay only 4 Euro's they came round to my house cut the electricity supply wires and put a govenor on the supply now I cant even boil the kettle hust goes to shoe the Spainish are taking the foreigners for a ride.

abandoned ship said:
07 February 2011 @ 22:46

elecric prices in spain are set by the goverment so they all charge the same

16 February 2011 @ 23:17

Hi all.
There are 5 mayor electricity suppliers in Spain. These companies are Endesa, Iberdrola, Unión Fenosa, Hidrocantábrico and EON and are govent by (Tarifa de Último Recurso) set by the goverment and should be addeared to with in 2%.
There are a further 18 companies you coud approched for a price tariff. So it could be worthwhile to get in touch with each company to find out their rates, or just to wait for them to contact you with their offers. Some are offering 20/25% discount. ITS WORTH SPENDING A BIT OF TIME ON.
I hope it was of some help, good luck! Willem.

Business Electricity said:
15 December 2011 @ 10:47

Sorry, i have no idea as we are the electricity suppliers in UK.

michael mcmurtrie said:
18 April 2012 @ 13:45

Reading the euro weeklynews there is an article stating "cut your bills in half" - written by a company called iberswitch. They are set up to get the cheapest electrical prices and administer your account. Has anyone had any experience with this company or is it a scam?

karen mayne said:
09 April 2013 @ 11:03

We have been on Iberswitch for over a year, and now we pay MORE per unit than with Iberdrola!, PLUS their "management"charge per month.

angie cortman said:
13 July 2013 @ 09:54

Can anyone help us we have holiday home, paying electricity every month . the bill is sent to us in England. Just recently are friends went over only to find the electric wires cut from outside , we are at a loss to understand why as we are still being charged

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