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Iberdrola foils illegal upgrades with new Smart Meters

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Iberdrola foils illegal upgrades with new Smart Meters

As the temperature rises during the hot Spanish summer months the air con gets cranked up and power consumption increases. This can cause power cuts for property owners who have illegally upgraded their electricity supply. Why? Iberdrola are replacing all the traditional mechanical meters with Smart Meters. These new digital meters are fitted with a kill switch (ICP) which trips the electricity supply when you exceed your contracted power. In the past consumers were able to illegally bypass or remove the ICP to draw extra power without...

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Take Back Your Power (movie)

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Take Back Your Power (movie)

WHAT IF the NSA spying scandal was just the tip of the iceberg? Film maker and transparency advocate Josh del Sol digs beyond the NSA spying scandal in this award winning documentary. “Take Back Your Power” investigates current utility and government programs involving mass in-home surveillance, eroding rights and causing harm in the names of “smart” and...

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How to reset the ICP in a Smart Meter

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How to reset the ICP in a Smart Meter

HAVING TOO many powerful electrical appliances switched on the same time can cause nuisance power cuts in properties fitted with Smart Meters. In the past, many properties on the Costa Blanca with low tariffs have suffered with this nuisance electrical problem. Over the years, some home owners arranged illegal upgrades to combat the situation. Now, with the introduction of new Smart Meters by Iberdrola this fraudulent malpractice is no longer possible. Smart Meters have an in-built kill switch (commonly referred to as an ICP or Power Control...

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Everything you need to know about energy saving

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Everything you need to know about energy saving

EFERGY.COM have produced a free E-book that makes energy saving easy. Efergy are leaders in Home Energy Monitors, a handy gadget that displays how much electricity you are consuming in real time to help you calculate your energy useage. The device is extremely useful here on the Costa Blanca, where the electricity tariffs are limited and there is a constant risk of tripping out from overloading. The E-book offers lots of useful tips to keep your family comfortable while while saving money, along with all you need to know about: • Best ways to...

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Iberdrola letter to customers about new Smart Meters

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Iberdrola letter to customers about new Smart Meters

IBERDROLA ARE writing to inform their customers that they are currently replacing electricity meters with smart meters. This is part of a ministerial order to replace  the traditional electric meters with state of the art electricity measuring equipment. Properties on a low tariff, such as 3.3 kW or 3.45 kW or lower, may experience power cuts after the smart meter is fitted due to overloading the ICP, that means tripping out when too many electrical appliances are switch on at the same time. In some cases this involves a trip to the meter...

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Power cuts caused by new Smart Meters will be a major concern in coming months

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Power cuts caused by new Smart Meters will be a major concern in coming months

SPARKS RECENTLY had an emergency call out from a client who had suddenly experienced a power cut in their holiday home on an urbanisación in Torre-La Mata. He had checked his consumer unit and discovered everything was switched on. Then he contacted Iberdrola to check the status on his account, to be told that it was perfectly in order. Iberdrola suggested contacting an electrician as there obviously was a technical problem. I arrived and quickly discovered the problem was simple… the client had overloaded his electrics and activated the kill...

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