Last fall we looked at how much we can save if we choose turn on our appliancesand especially those who consume the most, always at the time of day in which the price of light is the cheapest.
The savings can be considerable, especially if we make a intensive daily use of electricity because we use ceramic or induction hobs, an oven, we have electric radiators, air conditioners, we put washing machines and dishwashers every day, etc.
And to be able to plan this ignition at the cheapest hour of each day, it is necessary to know precisely that, what will be the cheapest time of that day or, if possible, of the following day, something that, as we already saw in depth at the time, it is possible to find out by consulting different pages and online services.
The cheapest hours are again at dawn
However, it is always convenient to have a general idea of what the cheapest times of the day without having to consult anything, a fact that has changed with the seasons and now, with the imminent arrival of spring, the trend is changing again.
And it is that, in recent weeks, based on the data provided by Red Eléctrica Española, the price curve has changed again, making put our appliances at dawn become profitable again.
The reason is varied and can be explained as a conjunction of elements, such as the fact that the wind has returned shooting the wind power generation at night, coinciding with a sharp drop in demand during those hours and with the arrival of good weather that has reduced the use of heating.
With all this, although it stopped being profitable to put the washing machine at night last winter, the reality is that so far in March if we opt for turn on our equipment from 00:00 hours in the morning there are days in which the amount to be paid can be up to 10 times lower than in the most expensive time, which is still between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the evening.
It is an example that we can verify with days like this March 14, 2023, where at 01:00 in the morning we have had a price of €0.03123 the kilowatt hour while at 8:00 p.m. it will be €0.30430 the kilowatt, that is, almost 10 times more.
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