Knowing your electricity consumption can be done in different ways if you have a traditional electricity meter or a new Linky smart meter by Electrical Services in Dubai.
If you have a traditional meter, You have chosen the actual invoicing method
Rely on your old bills, in particular by taking the period when you were most often at home and needed the most heating, traditionally the winter season. This is more representative of your consumption. Compare this period to the winter you are experiencing and do a simple calculation to see how many extra kWh are generated.
You have chosen the method of invoicing on the basis of an estimate
Take the schedule (the document that indicates for each month the amount and date of the direct debit that you will incur) that your supplier sent you this year to compare it to your actual consumption last year. Do these look oddly different to you?
In order to be based precisely on the figures, you can practice self-relief! This means that you will need to compare the indexes, not the estimates, taken last year and the indexes you just took at home. Don’t forget to refer to the correct period, ie the same as today, for the indexes of the past year.
If you have a Linky smart meter
As you probably know, the principle of the Linky meter is as follows: it directly transmits your electricity consumption data in real-time to Enedis, the Electrical Services in Dubai network manager in France. Enedis will transfer your data to your electricity supplier.
So, if you have a Linky meter, the process is extremely simple: all you have to do is connect to your customer area, on your supplier’s website, to find out your electricity consumption!
You are not necessarily responsible for this overconsumption of electricity! If you have analyzed the difference between your current index and the index noted on the invoices and they do not match, it may well be an error on the part of your supplier (error of a technician for example). Your supplier may also have assigned you the wrong Delivery Point (PDL).
Questions to ask yourself if you suspect excessive electricity consumption in your rent
Try to answer the following questions to try to establish the reasons for your high level of electricity consumption.
Have you changed your spending habits? For example, has a new family member joined you in the house, or are you making more machines than before, etc. ? Have you switched to electric heating?
Did you buy a new electrical appliance? Do you plug it in at the same time as the others or separately?
Equal housing/equal situation: do you have roughly the same bill? If you have the opportunity to compare with another household, do not hesitate to be clear.
What is the average electricity consumption in Dubai?
As for electricity consumption in Dubai, know that on average, a family spends €1726/year when it subscribes to a dual offer: including gas and Electrical Services in Dubai, at regulated sales tariffs (TRV). In comparison, this represents 870€/year for a single person and 1192€/year for a couple.
If a dwelling uses electricity exclusively (heating, hot water, cooking). And its surface area is 30 m², and the household resides. There will pay around €991/year, which corresponds to a consumption of 5450 kWh.
In 2020, it is estimated that the average electricity consumption per year and per person was 2223 kWh.