Understand your electricity bill once and for all!

Understand your electricity bill once and for all!

Are you one of those who when you look at your electricity bill do not understand half of things?

This ends today. We are going to reveal to you the mysterious secret that the concepts that appear detailed in your invoice of the light imply, so that you begin to give a sense to him. At Lumisa we always preach that knowledge is power, and that to improve something, we must first become aware of what does not work.

Let's go there! To begin, let's put our example invoice:

What is the supply data?

The point of supply is the physical place where the meter is located, that is, your house. In this section, the personal data of the owner will be recorded, which is the person in charge who takes charge of the invoices.

The most important thing you should know:

  • The CUPS number that is essential for any query or management you wish to perform.
  • The rate of access to the network, is the rate you have contracted, it depends on whether you have time discrimination or not, and the range of power you have stipulated.
  • Contracted power, will be chosen in your day with the company depending on the needs and within the range of your rate. For example, if you have a 2.0A tariff, it means that your power can go from 0.34 kW to 10 kW. According to your usual energy consumption, you can choose one power or another, in an average floor, usually around 5 kW. It is important since there are people who have contracted a power well above what they need. We have other articles with tips in which we help you discover it.

Both the invoice number and the contract number are so that we can make arrangements with our trader with greater agility.

Counter reading:

1. The reading will tell us how much we have spent exactly during the billing period that is specified at the top of the page.

2. As we can see there are different periods: Valle, Punta, Llano, and will vary depending on whether we have contracted the tariff with time discrimination (it would be specified as 2.0DHA, 2.1DHA or 3.0A) that divides the periods according to the hours, or without discrimination, which has the same price 24 hours a day.

We know it by looking at the concept of access tariff, in this particular case, it is a 2.0A, that is, without time discrimination. Therefore, the consumption appears in "Llano". If it were with DHA, it would appear itemized in the different periods according to the tariff and the expense that would have had in each one of them.

3. Below this we have:

  • The current consumption (which is what we have spent since the day we signed up today).
  • The previous consumption (which is the one that was invoiced last month or the last invoice you received).
  • Subtract between the 2, and get the consumption that has been between one and another, which will be the one you have to pay. It is in the "consumption" concept in bold so you do not get confused.

4. Provenance of reading:

The reading can be real or estimated.

  • When it is real, it will mean that it is exactly what we have spent, not one kW more or one kW less.
  • When we put that reading is estimated, is that for whatever reason, the distributor has not been able to read our meter, or we have the digital counter, without having activated the remote management.

Therefore, if the reading is estimated, an estimate of the expense is made, calculating the average of the previous invoices. When this happens, you have to send the actual reading to our marketer so that we pay what it really is, because otherwise, we may be paying more than necessary. If it were the case, we could check and activate in our smart meter the telemanagement so that it would be sent automatically.

The billing in detail:

The charge depends on 2 terms: power and energy.

  • The power is as we have explained the one you hire, and you will always be charged, even if you have consumed 0 kW. That is why it is very important that you have the right one, because if you hire more you will be wasting. We have a couple of articles that talk about it in depth: "Lower the power: yes or no?", "What is the right power for me?". Power term: is the summary of the power you have contracted for the days in which the invoice has been generated, the price that the kW has.
  • Term of energy: The kWh consumed in terms of energy with its corresponding price.

Other concepts:

  • Tax on electricity: it is 5.11% fixed by the state.
  • IVA: it is 21% and it is also fixed by the state.
  • Rental of measurement equipment: if you do not have your own meter, you have to pay your distributor for the rental of the measuring equipment a small amount monthly.

Consumption history: 

There is a chart so you can compare the consumption with your other previous invoices.

Payment information: You will see the final amount that is going to be charged, and your bank details. Then you see the customer service data, and the number of breakdown services for any problem that may arise.

This information may vary according to the company, there are some that the information is repeated in different ways, or more broken down, and several months together, instead of one, but we are committed to clarity and simplicity.

We do not want to deceive you, but you understand everything in the best possible way, to make sure that you enjoy what is best for you in your particular case. We hope we have cleared the uncertainty.

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