Rate 2.0 TD: Everything You Need to Know
The electricity rate has become a real nightmare for all citizens. It rises spectacularly every day in a process that seems to have no end. Therefore, it is very important that you know all its keys. It’s the only way you can save money.
What is the fare 2.0 TD?
Since last June 2021, a new electricity tariff system has been in force in Spain. With it, the aim was to improve energy efficiency, although the results seem to be different.
This reform replaced the old rates 2.0 and 2.1 with the electricity rate 2.0 . It includes all tariff contracts that have an agreed power of up to 15 kW (included) and low voltage. That is to say: it includes our homes, small businesses, offices and offices. We are going to show you its peculiarities.
The greatest novelty provided by the 2.0 tariff is that it applies hourly discrimination in the supply of electricity. Specifically, it establishes three periods with as many differentiated prices:
- Peak hours. They are the ones with the highest price. They run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except holidays.
- Valley hours. They are the cheapest. They go from 00:00 to 08:00 on working days. They also include 24 hours a day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
- Flat hours. They are the ones with an intermediate price. They run from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on weekdays.
Therefore, the times of greatest savings on the electricity bill are the early hours of the morning or the morning. But you can also take advantage of weekends and holidays to consume more electricity. At such times, it is priced up to 95% cheaper than at peak times.
Two power sections
Another of the novelties that the 2.0 rate has brought has to do with the term of power. This name is given to the electrical capacity that we have contracted. In other words, it is what marks the maximum power that we can use simultaneously.
If it is very low, we will not be able to use all the appliances at the same time because the differential would jump and we would be left without electricity. On the other hand, if it is very high, we will be spending more money than necessary to make the system of our home or business work.
Until now, consumers could only have contracted a term of power. However, now we have the option of having two. One of them will serve us when we have few electrical appliances working and the other, for the moments in which we use many at the same time.
In conclusion, the 2.0 TD rate was created to improve electricity consumption and optimize energy efficiency. If we know it and use it wisely, we can save between 200 and 300 euros per year.