As of Wednesday, 1 July, the electricity market in Tenerife, as throughout the whole of Spain, will be thrown open to competition. Unelco has sent out letters to all consumers explaining that according to Real Decreto 485/2009 dated 3 April, the old tariffs will disappear and consumers will be free to chose new operators to supply their electricity. The options are listed as an appendix to Unelco’s letter.
The Canarian Government says that it is committed to the liberalization of the electricity market to improve competition between state-authorized commercial suppliers. The Director General of Energía, Adrián Mendoza, has urged consumers to “get used to being able to ask for offers and not having to stay with the traditional Canarian electricity market”. La Opinion