One of the main changes introduced by the new regulation is that all customers with Voluntary Price for Small Customer, (PVPC) are grouped under the same toll tariff called 2.0TD regardless of whether or not they have time period differentiation.
There are also new time periods for energy and power.
New 2.0TD tariff hourly distribution
The 2.0TD time periods differ according to the day of the week, the time of day and by geographical areas of residence which make up the power schedule (Peak and Off-peak) and energy billing periods (Peak, Intermediate and Off-peak). The Peak power period consists of Peak and Intermediate energy periods, while the Off-peak is the cheapest period and coincides with both terms. For the Peninsula* the schedule is:
Additionally, weekends (24 hours a day) and public holidays are also considered off-peak periods for both power and energy.
New 2.0TD tariff
All customers that had a 2.0 tariff (A, DHA or DHS) will have the same 2.0 tariff structure called 2.0TD, with the following characteristics
- 2 energy periods, with the option to have different power ratings in each period. On 1 June, the power rating in both periods will stay the same, but you will be able to choose two power periods (the same or different) optimised for your personal requirements.
- 3 energy periods, with the calendar described above.
These changes mean that the price of the power term (fixed) is going down, while the energy term (variable) is going up, so generally speaking your energy bill will not change too much. However, customers with the Voluntary Price for Small Customer (PVPC) have nothing to worry about because everything is updated automatically and we will continue to bill them as before.
These changes are designed to encourage responsible energy use by giving customers more control over their electricity bills and the ability to influence the variable part of the bill by using more efficient electrical appliances and adopting routines that reduce energy use. It is also more conducive to the integration of emerging technologies like electrical mobility and self consumption.