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Coming into affect on the 1st of June 2021

A new regulation is changing electricity access tariffs. Here is how it’s going to affect your electricity bill in 2021.

The new rate structure is scheduled to come into effect on 1st of June 2021. It is a change regulated by law, to which all marketers have to adapt. At 9 Plus Instalaciones we have followed the regulated structure of tolls and charges and have transferred it to the new rates. Thus, there will be the new 2.0TD rate, for domestic contracts, small companies and commercial premises (explanation below),

and the new rates for company contracts, of more than 15 kW of power or high consumption (explanation coming soon). All contracts of up to 15 kW and low consumption (mostly domestic and some companies and commercial premises) will automatically go to the 2.0TD rate, (swapping automatically from 2.0A & 2.1A tariffs with or without nocturnal discrimination) which will have three time periods with three different energy prices.


Changes to the access tariffs. How do they affect your bill?

In June 2021, a new regulation on electricity access tariffs comes into force. It aims to promote a more efficient energy consumption.

Access tariffs have always been part of your electricity bill. They can currently account for more than 40% of what you end up paying for your bill. It is a concept regulated by the government

Changes to access tariffs stem from an attempt to promote energy efficiency. Specifically, they involve the following:

  • High-power installations and peak-hour consumption are penalised.
  • Consumption is encouraged in off-peak hours.

What are the changes?

  • Before the new regulations: the access tariffs applied a single price for the energy consumed, regardless of the time of day, unless time-of-use tariffs had been arranged (in this case, there were 2 or 3 slots with different prices). For contracted power, access tariffs were the same price for all hours of the day.
  • With the new regulation: regulated access tariffs and charges will have 2 time slots with different prices for power and 3 slots for consumption.

Will your electricity tariff change in 2021?

Since this mandatory change was announced, Endesa has been working to adapt all its tariffs to these changes.

  • In the energy you use: Endesa will adapt your current conditions to these regulated changes, always looking for the best option for your consumer profile. Endesa say they will adapt to you.
  • In the power you have contracted: by default, you will keep the same contracted power for all hours, but you can choose to have two different contractual powers, one for daytime and one for nights and weekends.

What does it mean that you can arrange two different powers?

The contracted power is measured in kW and is the maximum electricity power that you can have at any given time. In everyday terms, it’s the maximum number of appliances you can have running at once.

Until now, the rule only allowed you to have a single power. Therefore, each user was forced to arrange a contracted power that met their maximum needs, even if they were concentrated in a very specific time slot. 

With the new regulation, you can have a higher power and a lower power according to your needs.

Are you going to spend more or less on your electricity bill?

The answer to this question will depend on how efficient you manage to be in your energy consumption.

This reform can increase or reduce your bill depending on your consumer profile and power optimisation.

Today more than ever, what you need is a tariff that fits your lifestyle and optimised power. Endesa, or whichever suppliers you choose, will provide you with both so that your electricity bill can change for the better in 2021.


Peak period (punta) – P1: 10:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00 pm, During this period is when the energy will be more expensive (0.224 euros / kWh without taxes). This is the part of the new tariffs that we at 9 Plus Instalaciones aren’t in agreeance with, as for the 9:00 to 17:00 worker, 18:00 to 22:00 are the times where they would use the most electricity. This tariff can be almost double what they are paying now throughout a working week.


Flat period (llano) – P2: from 8:00 to 10:00, from 14:00 to 18:00. and from 22:00 to 24:00. During these periods, energy will not be as cheap as in the valley period, nor as expensive as in the peak period (price per kilowatt hour KW/h will be 0.127 euros / kWh without taxes).

 
Valley period (Valle) – P3: from 24:00 to 8:00 in the morning. During this period, the energy used will be cheaper than the two previous at (0.084 euros / kWh without taxes).


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Progressive solutions

Solutions from JUNG form the skilful bridge between future-proof building technology and aesthetic design “Made in Germany”.

Reference object

Worldwide, architects and planners rely on the innovative JUNG solutions. Whether for a private, administration or hotel construction:
The manifold possibilities of the modern JUNG technology based on a sophisticated design, can be found here in an example overview of references objects.


Casa Julia, Tarragona | Spain

Guillem Carrera, Tarragona | Spain

Surrounded by Roman monuments, this new residential complex was designed in the attic of a residential building from the 1960s in the medieval port city of Tarragona. Less important rooms were minimised, central lounges maximised and functions redistributed in order to elevate the living feeling to a more meaningful, comfortable level. The project was overseen by the architectural practice Guillem Carrera.

The hygge principle: Neutral colours, warm wood and a structured stone floor give this living ensemble a cosy ambience. Specially designed, integrated furniture pieces for the kitchen, living room and dining room as well as the study characterise the clearly structured appearance of these spaces. Not only is the space used optimally, but a harmonious interior concept is created that exudes tranquillity.

Casa Julia is equipped with the JUNG design classic LS 990 in white, which blends harmoniously into the natural interior design with its reduced shape.  


Used Designs and technologies

Thanks to its high quality and clear shape, the LS 990 switch range has already proved its worth for about 50 years. The classic form of this switch with its narrow frame fits harmoniously into any surroundings. Purist elegance in thermosetting plastic or genuine metal lend this series a touch of class.


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If you’ve ever tried to change a faulty switch, socket or USB outlets and have found when you’re back at home that they don’t marry up with the mechanism supports that you have installed, it’s tiresome and you aren’t alone.

Every manufacturer, model and series has its own fixing system and aren’t normally compatible with each other. They have their own supports or chassis and their own faceplates as well as different shaped back boxes.

Here’s a few of the most typical back boxes found in domestic and commercial properties in Spain.

  • The Universal Plasterboard Box (1) as well as the Recessed Universal Box (2) are practically the same style box, the UPB (1) comes in 2, 4, 6 & 8 way boxes where it’s possible to install upto 4 socket outlets or 8 narrow switches (8 Gang switching). The recessed box (2) joins together with its interlocking design creating the same set up as the Plasterboard version, the recessed box is to be installed within the fabric of the building.
  • NOTE : Every mechanism manufacturer designs for this style of box.
  • Above are the different sized Universal plasterboard boxes
  • NOTE : Every mechanism manufacturer designs for this style of box.
  • Above are the different sized Universal plasterboard boxes – Better quality and are available in 2,4,6,& 8 Gang.
  • NOTE : Every mechanism manufacturer designs for this style of box.
  • Above is the 503 box (9) that allows for 1, 2 or 3 Gang switching and the 504 (10) allows for 4 Gang.
  • These type of boxes aren’t generally used throughout Spain but are commonly used in the Canary Islands.
  • Over time both boxes can become brittle and break very easy and are a pain to repair.
  • NOTE : The majority of switches and sockets aren’t available for these style of boxes and are mostly limited to the basic ranges.

COMING SOON : A range of surface mounted boxes and IP rate waterproof housing…

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THE FUTURE IS WITHIN REACH

Loxone SMART Home technology is what many people only dream about will become your everyday reality. A lot of people have luxury items, but only you will have the comfort of the future. Feel the comfort of luxury today with the state-of-the-art futuristic technologies ranging from multimedia and entertainment systems to comfortable control of your home with voice command or a mobile phone from anywhere in the world. Whoever experiences it will not want to go back to the past.

Intelligent automation and intuitive control of the lighting, multiroom audio, heating, security, shading, energy management and more. 

  • The Atmosphere of Lighting.
  • Music and Entertainment.
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Shading.
  • Suana Control.
  • Security & Monitoring.
  • Voice Control.
  • Integration of all Devices.
  • Energy Saving.
  • Central & Remote Control.

For the automation solutions, we use premium components of the world’s leading company Loxone. Thanks to high scalability and support of standards, such as KNX, Modbus, RS-485, Ethernet and others, we work with a fully scalable system that allows us to implement almost anything. Using all these components, we create our intelligent solutions.

For the automation solutions, we use premium components of the world’s leading company Loxone. Thanks to high scalability and support of standards, such as KNX, Modbus, RS-485, Ethernet and others, we work with a fully scalable system that allows us to implement almost anything. Using all these components, we create our intelligent solutions.

Coming Soon : 9 Plus Instalaciones are currently writing a more complete and comprehensive review on the Loxone system.

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The Brother PT-E550WVP label maker is precisely designed with electricians in mind. Helps ensure your work meets rigorous industry standards by printing durable, long-life labels on-site and on-demand, to complete the job in a professional manner.

Brother has a range of label printers for any job. The flagship PT-E550WVP links with your smartphone to print industry compliant labels from the free Brother cable label tool app.

Connect to your PC to design fully customised labels and print on-demand. Or use the built-in features of the label printer to quickly create labels. Beats painters tape and a marker pen. Professionally finish your boards.

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9 Plus Instalaciones – without a doubt the very best way to hide all of those cables linking up your TV, Cinema Sound, Games Consoles, Computers, Network Cables, Power Cabling etc etc. Before & After. Chased and fixed, meshed and filled. .

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9 Plus Instalaciones - Google Nest Smoke Detector

It’s time to expect more from your smoke alarm. Nest Protect has been redesigned from the inside out. It has a Split‑Spectrum Sensor, tests itself automatically and lasts up to a decade. It’s also the first home alarm you can hush from your phone without any extra hardware required. And it tells you what’s wrong and can even alert your phone. The reliability from the Next Protect is what makes this unit our Go-To Smoke & CO Detector.

The smoke alarm that other alarms look up to.

  • Thinks before it speaks.
  • Tells you where the danger is.
  • When one speaks, they all speak. So the alarm in your bedroom can tell you there’s smoke downstairs.
9 Plus Instalaciones - Google Nest Smoke Detector

Sees both fast and slow-burning fires.The foam and particle board in much of today’s furniture make fires burn faster. Technology should keep up. The Split‑Spectrum Sensor uses two wavelengths of light to detect smoke from both fast-burning and smouldering fires.

9 Plus Instalaciones - Google Nest Smoke Detector

Google Nest Protect is an App Based smoke detector and offers a 10-year CO sensor. Carbon monoxide is poisonous, but you can’t see it or smell it. That’s why Nest Protect has a long-lasting carbon monoxide sensor that keeps working for up to a decade.

Look for the light ring.

In addition to its voice, Nest Protect uses colours to communicate. And we’ve given the new Nest Protect a brighter light ring so it’s easier to see in an emergency and better at helping you see things in the dark. 

Nightly Promise
Nest Protect constantly monitors its sensors and batteries. A quick green glow when you turn off the lights says that everything’s working.




Pathlight
When you walk under Nest Protect at night, it will light your way. You can choose different light levels or turn Pathlight off entirely in the app.
Heads-Up
If there’s only a little smoke, like you’ve just burned toast, it will glow yellow and give you a friendly Heads-Up so you can check on things.


Emergency
When smoke or carbon monoxide reaches dangerous levels, Nest Protect sounds the alarm, pulses red and tells you where the emergency is.

The Nest Protect are available in either, battery powered or wired 240v powered units.

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Cost €740 according to client, lasted 6 months, due to lack of Busbars, underrated cabling and under/over tightening terminals.

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Another WOW job. #TorqueDriversAreaMust

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These two electrical installation register boxes have both been given the exact same amount of direct sunlight over a 3 year period, this is the difference between an extra €1.15 per box and trying to save a few euros.

The result is one plastic conduit installation looks like it did when it was originally done and the other looks 25 years old stained and sun bleached.

This is what we mean by carefully selected materials that stand the test of time.

I know which materials I’d prefer, what about you?

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