The dual hourly rate offers a more advantageous rate than the single rate for energy used at night as well as during the weekend and public holidays. On the other hand, the rate is slightly higher than the single rate for energy used during the daytime.
The dual hourly rate can be applied when there is an operational dual hourly rate meter with two counters. One records the energy used during the day and the other the energy used at night and during the weekend.
Whether or not it is advantageous to opt for a dual hourly rate depends on your individual electricity consumption.
The principle of the dual hourly rate is to benefit from two different rates: a slightly higher rate during the daytime rate and a reduced rate at night and during the weekend. These two rates concern the price of the power you use (set by your energy supplier) but also the distribution costs. The precise breakdown of the times depends on the commune where you live (link in French).
The dual hourly rate meter with its two counters must not be confused with other specific meters:
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