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Electricity bill fears quashed

Taken from this week´s Costa Blanca News:

FEARS that residents would face whopping cumulative increases in their electricity bills following claims by a local English newspaper have proved groundless.

In Benijófar residents’ councillor Pat Taylor said their office has been ‘overwhelmed’ with enquiries from worried locals and many others from neighbouring municipalities.

“Half the English population has been panicking,” she said.

The article that sparked the confusion alleged that ‘if you use more than 10 kilowatts of electricity you need to and register at one of the dedicated outlets and either sign up with another company or once again with Iberdrola.

“If you don’t the cost of your electricity will be upped by 20% every time you receive a bill.”

The article also claimed ‘those who are consuming less than 10kw will still pay more for their supply if they fail to register but at the lesser rate of 5%’.

Iberdrola spokesperson for the Valencia Region Patricia Corrons assured CBNews this is not the case.

“Firstly it is not the amount of electricity that customers use but the amount of power they have contracted,” she explained.

This appears on bills in the top left, under the customer’s address, where it is marked ‘Potencia’ and a figure in kilowatts.

“Homes almost never have more than 10 kilowatts of power contracted,” indicated Sra Corrons.

“Usually only factories and some small businesses require more.”

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January 22, 2010 - Posted by | Other News, Urb. News | , , , ,

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