Posts Tagged "Upgrading"

Iberdrola insist on plastic meter cupboards

Iberdrola insist on plastic meter cupboards

By on Jul 29, 2015 in Iberdrola | 0 comments

IF YOUR electric meter is housed in one of these metal boxes … Iberdrola may require you change it to the approved plastic type … When arranging a new electricity contract, e.g. upgrading the power supply, Iberdrola may insist on changing the old style metal CGP (Caja de General Protección) to the newer style plastic box. Metal meter boxes are obsolete...

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How to reset the ICP in a Smart Meter

How to reset the ICP in a Smart Meter

By on Feb 4, 2015 in Smart Meter | 0 comments

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...

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

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

By on Jul 27, 2014 in Smart Meter | 8 comments

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...

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More Smart Meter concerns

More Smart Meter concerns

By on Sep 15, 2013 in Smart Meter | 0 comments

NEW GENERATION Smart Meters are being fitted to every home in Spain. A Royal Decree has declared all consumers contracted with less than 15 kW must have one by the end of 2018. Traditional electricity meters will soon be a thing of past.  A Smart Meter records power consumption and communicates that information to a monitoring station for management and billing...

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Does your house need rewiring?

Does your house need rewiring?

By on Aug 4, 2013 in Rewiring | 0 comments

THE MOST frequent question we get asked is “how safe are the Spanish electrics in my home?” The short answer is for homes built since 2002, electrical safety is generally satisfactory. For homes built prior to 2002… unfortunately it’s “hit or miss.”  Spanish electrical regulations received a major overhaul in 2002 with specific safety improvements made to...

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