The time cycles define the periods of the day on which the lowest and the highest rates are charged (unless the customer has contracted a simple tariff). There are two options: a daily cycle for those who have homogeneous electricity consumption throughout the week, and a weekly cycle for those who use electricity more intensely on weekends.
What are the differences between the two cycles?
The two cycles available, daily and weekly, have different periods in which you can benefit from a reduced rate. Thus, taking into account your profile of consumption, you should opt for the cycle that allows you to maximize the level of savings.
- O daily cycle has the most economical energy price is from 10pm to 8am (same for all weekdays including weekends).
- O weekly cycle has the cheapest period from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. from Monday to Friday and Sunday all day. On Saturday it differs in summer and winter time: the most economical period in the winter is from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and in the summer from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For each time cycle (daily or weekly) there are different time periods that are related to the demand for electricity:
- Peak hours – hours with higher demand;
- Full hours – hours with intermediate level search;
- Empty hours – hours with lower energy demand.
Clients with three-way tariffs have 3 time periods. (Peak hour, Full and Empty).
Clients with bi-hour tariffs have two periods, Empty and Out of Empty (Peak hour + Full hour).