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Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:05 am
by jaahn
Hi :)
What have people found for suppliers with good/best feed-in tarrifs. Also the accompanying standing charges, as this may be significant for small users.
I am in NSW Newcastle area.
Other states ??
Jaahn

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:29 am
by Gordon-Loomberah

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:11 pm
by Gordon-Loomberah
Another relevant article on RenewEconomy here:
http://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-feed-t ... oys-58105/

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:10 am
by jaahn
Hi ;)
Well this discussion didn't get off the ground. So I have started to do my own searching. This might be duplicating stuff on other threads but so what. :o

I started at the comparison Gov web site. In past times when searching for prices I have found that the search engines place other 'for profit' sites in front that have 'skewed results'. :lol: Just the same here, so go to the correct site. https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/

As I was looking generally I put in my postcode and a time of use meter but not a bill estimate or similar as I was looking for the solar tariffs and daily charge rate and the three daily rates, just to get some idea what was good and bad. The postcode filter seems to have removed the best suggested supplier, enova as they do not extend to here :oops: I had 88 offers supplied !!I have not looked at most of them so there may be a golden nugget left to find, i just went to the most likely or previously recommended.
So far Red Energy looks up there, but has several offers which all look the same at first glance ??? Like all the other big players really, designed to confuse the punters and hope they do not see the pitfall in the details.

If you are a small user then the daily charge can make a large difference, seems like 94.2 c/day is the best.
Solar 8 c/kwhr. (enova is 12 now!) the good rates are around Peak 48.9, shoulder 19.8, other 13. Many higher of course. Some slightly lower but no solar plan offered ?
There are also discounts for paying on time or ?? which can go up to 20% but not on the whole bill sometimes ?
Jaahn

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Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:17 pm
by davidg
jaahn wrote:Hi ;)
Well this discussion didn't get off the ground.

Because it's one giant arsed mine field and there are changes all the time designed to make as hard as possible to figure who to go with, all retailers are basically a bunch of much leeches.

Consider this, they are an extra layer to the whole electrical distribution system and must make a profit. For that, all they provide is a "billing system" and almost nothing else, virtually everything else is passed to the distributor basically.

From that you should start realise that they all useless. Therefore based on that you can conclude that there is no retailer that is any good and they are really only there to make a profit while doing as little as possible to get it.

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:14 am
by jaahn
davidg wrote:
jaahn wrote:Hi ;)
------- Therefore based on that you can conclude that there is no retailer that is any good and they are really only there to make a profit while doing as little as possible to get it.


Hi David, ;)
While it is OK for you to vent on this topic, and I might agree with your basic premis, it is not advancing the cause of people finding a supplier !!

The system has been set up by useless pollies that have no long term plan and do not care anyway except to get a lobbying job after they "retire". But if we want to stay on the grid we have to make the best of the suppliers that are available NOW. :roll:
Jaahn

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:08 am
by davidg
jaahn wrote:But if we want to stay on the grid we have to make the best of the suppliers that are available NOW. :roll:
Jaahn

"Want" the vast majority of people, I know would ditch the grid tomorrow if they had the space to fit an applicable renewable system on their property. Back when it was the SEC in Victoria that attitude was very different. Goes to show just how much damage has been done since then. :cry:

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:56 am
by Gordon-Loomberah
Have you thought about going for the lowest flat rate and lowest standing charges, and getting yourself a battery so that you get more value from your daytime excess energy? You'll be paying more than 8c/kWh for any energy you import, so a battery is worth considering. The soon to be available (if you join the waiting list now) Tesla Powerwall2 will certainly pay for itself over time.

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:08 pm
by jaahn
Hi Gordon, :)
I have put in some batteries. Not a Tesla power wall or other fancy new money spinner though. Not even lithium. Just some big LAs I acquired as they are now so last century technology !
I have two different systems one with solar and one without. My old big house has two halves and as I have to redo something I am looking at what may be a long term plan that will pay me back. So far the pay back looks like till after I die at our usage if I payed out for a system ! :shock: I can see those with hugh power bills need to do something but we are frugal users and the daily charge is the largest part of the bill sometimes. :roll:
Jaahn

Re: Searching for best available export FiT rates, Newcastle

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm
by Gordon-Loomberah
I've not looked into it (no interest to me being off-grid!) and am not making a recommendation, but have you looked at Mojo's offer?
In the press release on RenewEconomy they suggest they can save you money
http://reneweconomy.com.au/new-data-sho ... lls-18159/