40 euros apiece is what OCU, the consumer union, reckons we’ve been overcharged on our last three electric bills. It’s because the storms in the north of Spain have made the renewable energy generators produce more electricity than expected, driving down prices. That means the electric companies must repay 680 million euros to their customers, and will, in the July bill.
Yup – a recent BBC survey shows that the average kw/h in Spain is a third more than in the UK! See the full survey here So Madrid pays an average of 24.34 eurocents per kw/h and London just 17.75 for the electricity. For gas kw/h, Madrid pays 8,38 eurocents per kw/h and London just 5,75. It’s even more expensive in Andalucia, due to regional taxes, and the IU now want to put up these Continue reading Spanish electricity a THIRD MORE than in the UK!→
Two bills arrive for the company from the Diputación, both rubbish bills, sent out regular as clockwork four times a year. Now, some penny counter in the government has obviously thought that blighter Mr Jackson! He’s costing us TWO stamps every quarter! And hunted through 64,000 preprinted bills to find my two, and stuffed them into one single envelope, thus saving on one stamp. I wonder how much he gets paid an hour? Because even if Continue reading This is the sort of government costcutting that will save Spain!→
Consumer organisations have lodged an official complaint over several new “saver” tariffs offered by electricty companies in Spain which actually… end up costing you up to 11% more! FACUA, in it’s latest edition of its consumer mag “Consumerismo“, has warned that several major utility suppliers are offering these discounts, which can only be taken up by subscribing to new services or products. Once the discount period ends, the new services will substantially increase your monthly Continue reading Electricity “discounts” offered which cost you 11%… more!→