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power companys supply rates

Post by Adverse Effects » Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 20:26

just got this in the mail

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on a side note

they came out and installed a new meter 3 months ago because they said my meter wasnt reading correctly and the metered usage could go down a bit with the new meter

well i get the new bill it says i have used 21.88% more power than i did at the same time as this last year

this is funny because i am running 1 less fish tanks and 2 less computers and the kitchen stove (it blew up and real estate wont fix it so cooking on the BBQ but that is another story) in the last 6 months so how did it go up so much AND now the rate they are charging me per Kwh is going up as well

i can see why some of you are fighting to make it totally off grid
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Post by jonescg » Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 20:29

At those prices, the daily cost of being connected is more than the power I'd consume in a day! That's rude.

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Post by Richo » Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 21:17

I had the same thing happen with my water meter.
They even sent me a nasty letter about using so much compared to the last bill.

So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Post by Richo » Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 21:21

Adverse Effects wrote:i can see why some of you are fighting to make it totally off grid


Our local provider charges 47.2c/day for supply for resi on a smart plan.
It's around 7.5c/kWh for feed in.
That's 6.3kWh/day just to offset the supply charge.
Or a ~1.5kW PV system just to offset supply.

Hardly seems worth getting electricity from the grid these days.
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Post by T1 Terry » Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 04:16

We just moved to a workshop in Mannum SA so we have the double hit of commercial electricity rates as well. We are getting a power bill each mth that is more than the 3 mth power bill back in Lake Illawarra. Just as soon as I get time to do it we will be setting up the solar and batteries and going off grid. No doubt this will upset the supply authority as the original use of the workshop demanded huge draw 3 phase power for machinery, we use lights and the occasional power tool so solar/battery will easily supply our requirements, so the huge transformer on the pole out front will become redundant   Image Image

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