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Iberdrola electric charges: does my bill seem expensive?

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:41am
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batcupfamily

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Location: La Tercia

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Hi All

Can anybody please advise me on Iberdrola's charges.

My latest bi monthly bill was for March and April and the charge was 186 euros. We were only in the house for 1 week during that period and didn't use the aircon heating or the electric boiler to heat the water.

We have a 5.75 KW supply and the only thing that is left on all year round is the fridge freezer as we use the house for approximately 8 to 10 weeks of the year.

48% of all bills are made up of taxes/charges but on average my bills are around 100 euros a time so that's about 600 euros a year. That seems expensive to me for only 8 weeks use.

Any information or advise as to what i could do would be appreciated.

Abe

Annabelle

Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:13pm

Posts: 13

Location: Los Alcázares

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:13pm

Yes it seems expensive.  4/3 -35 euros

7/4 69 euros 7/5- 39 euros 14/6 -70.

We we there in June.  And February.

like you didn't use air con. Just 2 people.

hope this helps

batcupfamily

batcupfamily

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Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:46pm

Posts: 21

Location: La Tercia

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:46pm

Hi Annabelle

Thanks for the reply. Are you with Iberdrola too or another supplier?

They investigated the bill and eventually refunded me 70 euros but the explanation they gave didn't make any sense at all so i made a formal complaint and i am awaiting a full explanation.

They say that the distribution company have changed something on the meter side and the readings have been corrected hence the refund. I told them that if something had to be changed then that would suggest that all the previous readings were also incorrect.

My bills have been expensive for years but trying to get any sense from Iberdrola is very frustrating indeed.

I will let you know how i get on?

Thanks again. Abe

Annabelle

Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:53pm

Posts: 13

Location: Los Alcázares

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:53pm

Annabelle wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:13pm:

Yes it seems expensive.  4/3 -35 euros

7/4 69 euros 7/5- 39 euros 14/6 -70.

We we there in June.  And February.

like you didn't use air con. Just 2 people.

hope this helps

Yes we are with iberadola and share your frustration. Good luck with your complaint.

MARK

Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:35pm

Posts: 14

Location: Los Alcázares

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:35pm

batcupfamily wrote on Sun May 15, 2016 10:41am:

Hi All

Can anybody please advise me on Iberdrola's charges.

My latest bi monthly bill was for March and April and the charge was 186 euros. We were only in the house for 1 week during that period and didn't use the aircon heating or the electric boiler to heat the water.

We have a 5.75 KW supply and the only thing that is left on all year round is the fridge freezer as we use the house for approximately 8 to 10 weeks of the year.

48% of all bills are made up of taxes/charges but on average my bills are around 100 euros a time so that's about 600 euros a year. That seems expensive to me for only 8 weeks use.

Any information or advise as to what i could do would be appreciated.

Abe

We are with iberdrola,just checked our bills for you,for November,nobody there €14.73,in July with air-con sensibly used for 2 weeks  €37.62,hope this helps you as a guide line.

Kathy123

Fri May 31, 2019 8:33am

Posts: 37

Location: Los Alcázares

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Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:33am

My monthly eldctric bills are about 44 euro and thats with EVERYTHING switched off and the house empty. Its only small 2 bed townhouse.

I am in Roda village. Why is it so expensive???

Kathy

Roland

Roland

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Fri May 31, 2019 9:28am

Posts: 515

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:28am

Your billing depends on your contracted power supply to start with.

Have you looked at your bill & checked the actual meter reading??

Have you really not used any electric at all. 

Could a neighbour be using your electric ?

Are you on a 3.3KW supply or a 5kw supply there is a big difference from the start.

My supply is a 3.3KW supply & my monthly standing charge is 13.92 euro approx.

Remember IVA ( VAT) is charged at 21 % in Spain not 5% as the UK.

If you are with Iberdrola sign up for their online billing so that you can see whats going on at a glance.

Their website is in English

Jeffcore

Fri May 31, 2019 1:10pm

Posts: 34

Location: Los Alcázares

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Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:10pm

We are with Ibadrola and the daily standing charge for 3.3Kw supply is 0.137326 Euro/day. We find the 3.3 is adequate unless there are more than 3 or 4 things being used at the same time. (2-bed bungalow).

I would be interested to know what the daily charge is for your 5+Kw supply.

Jeff

Roland

Roland

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Fri May 31, 2019 4:36pm

Posts: 515

Location: Camposol

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Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:36pm

Jeffcore wrote on Fri May 31, 2019 1:10pm:

We are with Ibadrola and the daily standing charge for 3.3Kw supply is 0.137326 Euro/day. We find the 3.3 is adequate unless there are more than 3 or 4 things being used at the same time. (2-bed bungalow).

I would be interested to know what the daily charge is for your 5+Kw supply.

Jeff

Jeff

After some 15 years of putting up with our electric tripping out especially during the winter months when we used electric heating I looked at upgrading to a 5kw supply.

About 12 months ago the cost of the standing charge was about double a 3.3kw suppy if I remember.

Put a pellet stove in instead...........

sexystevieb

sexystevieb

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Fri May 31, 2019 7:55pm

Posts: 656

Location: Balsicas

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Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:55pm

14.73 for a month wow, I pay 28.00 a month for an apartment with the power off, what tariff are you on?

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