The electrics win

Electricity bills bring many families upside down, even more so if we were aware that we pay more than we consume. The National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) estimates between 89 and 92% the amount of energy used by customers than they have contracted.

Apparently, the problem is not the kilowatts consumed but the power that is contracted, power that is paid for even if it is not used. For this reason, the CNMC recommends reducing the contracted power at the same time that it advises a more responsible and efficient use of household electronic devices. Even so, the high price paid by consumers is not only due to the type of contract they have, much of the blame for the fact that these bills tend to get fatter is due to the fixed part of the receipt, which has risen the most in the utility bill. light in recent years.