Electricity traders are on the run to offer consumers different alternatives to contract the supply. A few years ago they launched rates with fixed fees, which were not very successful, but now what takes is the flat rate, something similar to what happens with the telephone.
But, what is the difference? Basically, in both cases you pay the same every month throughout the year, at least that’s the idea. But it is the end of the year where the change occurs. With the fixed fee, what has been consumed over the 12 months is reviewed and the difference is paid, with an obvious extra cost, and no with the flat fee.
Another difference is that the fixed fee is offered by the marketers, but the flat fee is an agreement that is reached with the consumer. A maximum annual consumption of kilowatt hours (kWh) is previously agreed upon and, according to this, quotas are established.
In any case, experts recommend that if you are going to choose either of these two modalities, you take into account and control the electricity consumption, to avoid last minute scares.
He calls her flat rate Stable Light Plan and offers a 100% renewable supply. I know They can carry out all the procedures digitally and change plans at any time. In addition, they ensure that you will maintain the same price for five years paying the same at any time of the day and any day of the week.
Fresh out of the oven, it presents a battle to the offer of its competition. Is called Flat rate and offers the security of always paying the same with a single fixed monthly fee, regardless of the energy consumed. It also allows you to configure it to measure, in such a way that a personalized monthly fee is calculated based on actual consumption.
And, like Iberdrola, it ensures that there will be no regularization at the end of the year and that there will be neither franchises nor clauses for excess consumption. Finally, it is important to note that this rate has no permanence.
In this case, there are several proposals. A fixed fee is maintained for 12 months depending on consumption, but the taxes applicable to the invoice are separate. The contract is Light Month (also has Mes Gas) and it is available to customers with tariffs 2.0A and 2.0DHA. The contracted power must be less than or equal to 8 kW and is not recommended for consumption of less than 500 kWh per year or greater than 7,000 kWh per year.
The interesting thing is that there are several modalities: Micro, Mini, Medium, Maxi and Extra.
The product of Flat rate for the supply of light it is similar to its counterparts. The same is paid every month without regularizations at the end of the year. This fee is calculated in a personalized way for each client through the history of their consumption in the last 12 months and the power contracted in the home.
This is the difference from the fixed fee, where the customer has a regularization at the end of the year and ends up actually paying for what they consume.
She is the veteran to offer a flat rate, they call Fair Rate. his plus is that it is 100% green energy. With it you always pay the same fee, with everything included. Taxes too.
The light flat rate It has characteristics and conditions very similar to the Holaluz Fair Rate. With Podo, customers will consume 100% renewable electricity certified by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC).
The small print
In any case, all of them include in their small print that a responsible use of electricity. This means, in the case of Endesa or Repsol, for example, not consuming more than 30% in electricity compared to the same period of the previous year.
It must also be taken into account that hiring these offers would mean leaving the regulated market, that is, the PVPC (Voluntary Price to the Small Consumer), where they are an important part of the Spanish homes.
If there are still doubts about which is the best possible option, you can take a look at the comparator onlne rates of la CNMC, that the supervisor has recently updated.