billing rates from 12 years ago !!

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billing rates from 12 years ago !!

Postby jaahn » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:24 am

Hi :D
I was cleaning out some old paperwork and came across the contract for my electricity from EA for 12/2005.
Compare those rates to my current rates on that meter position. Note the current bill has an increase in the billing period :evil: which is normal now !
old rates; first 1750Kwhr 11.64. balance 13.56. off peak 2, - 7.8 . service charge 35.2 /day
new rates; peak-----------59.20. shoulder 26.9 . off peak -- 16.43. supply charge 1.04 /day

So IMHO these rises are greater than the usual sanitised figures we are given. This is only 12 years ago. :roll:
I guess a good incentive to get the panels on the roof and a battery in the shed !
Cheers Jaahn
PS Newcastle suburb.
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Re: billing rates from 12 years ago !!

Postby dRdoS7 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi,

jaahn wrote:I guess a good incentive to get the panels on the roof and a battery in the shed !


Yes, I did that (4 - no, time flies) 5 years ago.

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Re: billing rates from 12 years ago !!

Postby GarnZ » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:23 am

Jaahn, that's interesting.. old Service charge $35.2 / day
new SUPPLY CHARGE... $1.04/ day
I take it there should be a $ sign in front of the 35.2 and1.04 on the bills.
I thought that was a recent new introduction to discourage people from moving off grid, snd still be connected,
just in case!
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Meter change over and "Net'" conversion 6th July 2017.
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Re: billing rates from 12 years ago !!

Postby jaahn » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:33 am

Hi Garnz :D
A mistake there and past time to edit the post. Set in stone now :lol:
The prices were all supposed to be in cents of course.
So old service charge 35.2 c/day
new supply charge ---- 104 c/day.
cheers Jaahn
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Re: billing rates from 12 years ago !!

Postby jules » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:42 am

Presumably old service charge 35c a day, new service charge $1.04 a day.

Paradoxically, the less the federal government does about energy planning, the more people are going to install their own systems. CSIRO put out a report a few months back suggesting that without planning there would be a higher percentage of our power produced by renewable in ten years [could have the time span wrong but it was medium term] than there would be if the exit from fossil fuels had guidance and certainty. I didn't see the report, only picked up a short news summary but presumably, the more anarchic the situation gets, the more expensive the power gets, the more incentive there is to get off the grid.

Oops, Jaahn corrected his post
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