Variable contracts: how suppliers blindly assess your consumption

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When you have a variable contract, the cost of energy is indexed each month (or quarter). But how can the supplier know the monthly consumption to be billed to the household when index readings only take place once a year?


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QFour out of ten households now have a variable contract and their number will only increase once the current fixed contracts expire. This type of contract having almost disappeared from the supply of suppliers. So how do I understand my bill when I have a variable contract? In this type of contract, the cost of the kWh of gas or electricity is indexed on a monthly, quarterly or even bimonthly basis depending on the clauses (often difficult to understand) of the various contracts present on the market.




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