Getting Electricity in Spain: Iberdrola Contact Details

Iberdrola is the leading Spanish energy group and one of the top four electrical companies in the whole year.

With over 100 years experience it is present in over 40 countries and serves over 25 million customers and is a pioneer in the development of renewable energies.

Iberdrola Contact Details

If you have found this web page because you need to contact Iberdrola then we have full contact details below such as telephone numbers for the various regional offices of Iberdrola and the main official Iberdrola website address:

Iberdrola-logoIberdrola Sevilla – Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía (Costa del Sol)
Inca Garcilaso, s/n
Edificio Expo. Isla de la Cartuja
Telephone: +34 954 467 940
Fax: +34 954 467 947

Iberdrola Langreo – Principado de Asturias
Sabino Alonso Fueyo, s/n
Telephone: +34 985 694 011
Fax: +34 985 683 038

Iberdrola Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias
San Clemente, 24
Tel. móvil: +34 680 64 22 60

Iberdrola Valladolid – Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León
María de Molina, 7. 6º -7º . planta
Telephone: +34 983 352 400
Fax: +34 983 453125

Iberdrola Toledo – Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha
Berna, 1 45005 TOLEDO
Telephone: +34 925 229 801
Fax: +34 925 256 338

Iberdrola Barcelona – Comunidad Autónoma de Cataluña (Costa Brava)
Marina, 18-18 Torre Mapfre, planta 39
Telephone: +34 932 218 390
Fax: +34 932 218 391

Iberdrola Caceres – Comunidad Autónoma de Extremadura
Periodista Sánchez Asensio, 1
Telephone: +34 927 226 304
Fax: +34 927 247 054

Iberdrola La Coruna – Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia
Parque Empresarial Novo Milladoiro
Oliveira, 96 15895 Ames
Telephone: +34 981 535 920
Fax: +34 981 535 930

Iberdrola Madrid – Comunidad de Madrid
Chulapos, s/n 28005 MADRID
Telephone: +34 915 776 500
Fax: +34 915 575 682

Iberdrola Murcia – Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia
Avenida de los Pinos, 7
30009 MURCIA
Telephone: +34 968 285 200
Fax: +34 968 395 759

Iberdrola Pamplona – Comunidad Foral de Navarra
Polígono Landaben. Calle C,
Portal-E bajo
Telephone: +34 948 220 017
Fax: +34 948 220 116

Iberdrola Bilbao – Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco
Avenida San Adrián, 48
48003 BILBAO
Telephone: +34 944 151 411
Fax: +34 944 683 126

Iberdrola Logrono – Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja
Carretera Laguardia, 91-93
Central Las Norias
Telephone: +34 941 223 304
Fax: +34 941 206 988

Iberdrola Valencia (Costa Blanca) – Comunidad Valenciana (Costa Blanca)
Edificio Aqua
Menorca, 19 Planta 13
Telephone: +34 963 510 722
Fax: +34 963 885 117

Here is the Official Iberdrola website

Below we have a story of the frustrations of dealing with the main Spanish supplier of electricity, the company called Iberdrola.

Have you ever tried to pay your electricity bill?

I love Spain, I love living here, I love speaking Spanish with the locals, I love so much about it and, for now at least, I can’t see myself living anywhere else. But nothing in life is ideal, nothing always works as you want it and the same can definitely be said for me and my most recent electricity bill from Spain’s main electricity company, Iberdrola.

Having overdone it on the air-conditioning in the summer, I owed the princely sum of 225,28 Euros which normally – and this is for sure the best way when it works – is paid by direct debit every 2 months. Nothing wrong with that, but where it goes wrong is when, for seemingly unknown and sometimes mysterious reasons, your bill just doesn’t get paid.

Having no funds in your account is the first surefire way to start your own ‘mission impossible’ with the Spanish banking system. Alternatively, elect NOT to pay by direct debit in the first place and you could be in for a regular adventure every 2 or 3 months, unless of course you know the system.

Well, I know the system. At least I thought I did. I’ve lived here for 5 years, I speak Spanish after all and surely there can’t be too much difficulty in paying the old electric light man. To top it all, I even had enough money in my bank account, but alas I received a polite reminder from Iberdrola on 3rd November saying that had been unable to collect the due funds and asked me to pay the overdue sum prior to the 2 January otherwise I’d be cut-off!

Fortunately, I’d been lucky! I actually received the reminder. Too many of our clients complain they never see their bills and only know about it when they receive their bank statements.

The lesson of this story is that if you are living on a new development or urbanisation or an area where they only deliver to ‘buzones’ (a ‘buzon’ is your own dedicated letterbox, usually situated somewhere near your property), ensure that you have given the correct address to the public utility companies.

Better still, don’t give them that address; have your mail delivered to a business address or your own private ‘buzon’ at your local post-office or one of the postal service shops that seem to be appearing all over these days.

It will cost you a few euros for the monthly hire but at least you know you’ll receive your mail and your bills on time. Many assume that in Spain, the postal service is at least as efficient as in the UK. Trust me, it isn’t. In the Northern Costa Blanca, there is not a daily postal service to every area. It is probably fair to say that the postman will deliver when he has ‘enough’ mail for a given area or, worse still, when he feels like it.

So I trekked along to Bancaja with my outstanding bill and my 225.28 Euros. It even had one of those nice bar codes on the bottom which I assumed the cashier could scan through her computer, enabling her pick up my details and happily pay my bill.

On examination I was greeted, however, with that typical negative shake of the head and the clenched-lip (where one’s lips almost disappear within) expression so typical of Spanish people when they know they don’t have to take responsibility:

‘Perdona, no puedo pagarla’ (I’m sorry but I can’t pay it!)

Pointing to the nearby cash machine, the quite delightfully-looking cashier suggested I pay using that. That’s what the bar-code was for! Just put in your PIN, opt to pay a bill and scan your bill. Great idea, except I didn’t have a cash card for Bancaja anymore.

Reading the small-print on the bill she said they can’t pay Iberdrola bills – remember this is Spain’s largest electricity company which practically supplies everyone – unless it’s by direct debit. So, with my bill, my money and no cash card I was told to go to an affiliated bank to pay.

Summoning up the energy to continue my adventure, next stop was the bank BBVA. Excellent! A branch is located only 2 minutes walk from my office so I wandered down, negotiated the electronic doors and waited in the queue. Not having much confidence in the outcome, I turned to a passing clerk and asked if I could pay the bill I was waving in my hand at this branch.

Yet again, and it’s surprising how they all do it, another tightly clenched-lip expression accompanied by the familiar shake of the head and a sigh so typical of a smoker inhaling his final drag:

‘Si puedes, pero no hoy!’ (Yes you can, but not today!)

What? Not today! I was directed to a polite sign on the cash-desk the gist of which read that bills such as mine can only be paid between the 10th and 20th of each month between the hours of 10am and 12pm! It was the 5th and 1pm! And the queue was so long I wasn’t sticking around long enough to argue the point.

For a week, my bill sat purposefully on my office desk at home. And I sat there every day purposefully wanting to pay it. I could call Iberdrola and ask them to attempt to retake the funds from account but thought better of it. They even have a website these days, but I didn’t think you can pay bills through it just yet.

Today, I woke up and I decided I was going to pay my electricity bill. And so, it was off to Barclays. I know all the staff there, we have an excellent relationship and surely they would be able to help me. The cashier optimistically took my bill and started tapping her keyboard. I put my cash in the little tray beneath the security panel. And then, disaster, she called the manager! Tap, tap, tap, an empty look, and another apology:

‘Perdona, pero no podemos pagarla aqui’ (Sorry, but we can’t pay it here)

They recommended I go to Bancaja, where I’d been at my first attempt. The girl examined the bill and confirmed that because the payment had been returned unpaid by Bancaja in the first place, I should go there. And so I did! I handed over my bill, waved a few notes, and was told the same. Pay using the machine in the corner. But I didn’t have a card, I don’t want a card, I just want to pay my bill!!

Clearly understanding my frustration, they recommended I head to Banco Popular or Banco Santander. ‘Seguro’ (for sure) she said, you can pay it there and 30 seconds later I’m standing in the branch of Banco Santander.

In branches of Banco Santander, it’s noticeably red. Something to do with their marketing literature, corporate identity and all that, but would the girl behind the counter acknowledge my debt and obligingly accept my money?

By this time, every time I entered a bank I found myself recounting stories of expeditions goneby. But this time, things were different. A knowing smile, perhaps? Or was I just convincing myself? No! Well, she wasn’t quite as pretty as the others, but she knew her job.

Yes, I actually paid my electricity bill. Today is the 12 December and I did it.

For all those moving to Spain, living in spain, buying property in Spain or for whatever reason may indeed end up in Spain, the lessons of the story are as follows:

(1) do not give your actual address as your postal address unless you know you get a regular delivery.

(2) do find yourself a business address or get your own postbox at your local post office or a postal services provider.

(3) do ensure that your utility companies, telephone/internet service providers have the right address.

(4) do quote your NIE numbers on application.

(5) do ensure you have enough money in your bank account (maybe more than you think you need)

(6) do ensure you have a cash card for your bank account

(7) and if you can’t do some or any of the above, at least make sure you speak Spanish!

You’ll need it!

Chris Hawkins is Managing Director of Luxury Spanish Villas based in Costa Blanca.

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