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Re: Meter change-over experiences

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:41 pm
by Gordon-Loomberah
Just make sure it is under 100kb in size, and small enough to fit on people's screens, but large enough to show the details. 1000 pixels across is typically plenty. If there aren't very many colours, convert it to a GIF format to save heaps of file size and make for faster page loading.
Plenty of free software available online to manipulate/resize images, such as Gimp or Irfanview, or your computer OS may already have included suitable software.

Re: Meter change-over experiences

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:23 am
by GarnZ
Here is the My account Histogram referred to above..
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Note the sudden drop of consumption and the excess consumption when first switched over.
Again, this system was converted to "Net "on the 6th July and didn't seem to react until the 12th August?

Re: Meter change-over experiences

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 pm
by GarnZ
My first bill, after changing over to "Net" from Gross with EA. (NET installed 6th July)
This bill covers from 06 July to o3 Oct 2017.

Home Peak ($0.538/ kWh)
Home shoulder ($0.244/kWh)
Home OFF peak ($0.149/kWh)
Home dedicated circuit (0.1118 kWh) Off-peak Hot water
Home supply charge (90 days) (98c/day)
Home interval metering (90 days) (29c/day

Solar Buy back (12.5c /kWh) ......... $38.95 Cr
NSW Gov household rebate (90 days) (64.38c /day).......$57.65 Cr (Pension?)
Current Charge.............................$436.95
Total inc GST............................................$483.90

See how your rates compare?
Oh...This has changed slightly~
Peak... 3pm to 9pm
Shoulder .... 9pm to 10pm and 7am to 3pm
Off-peak..... 10pm to 7am

With the sunny period changing from day to day I'm not sure how this compares to just limiting your consumption to "OFF peak", where possible?


Re: Meter change-over experiences

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:19 am
by australsolarier
as for your question at the bottom, you just have to try it. it looks to me you can achieve quite some savings using electricity during the day rather than at night. just a guess

as for me, i am still awaiting that fabled net meter. origin has gone from 6 to 9 cents feed in tariff though. i still made a slight profit.

Re: Meter change-over experiences

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:40 pm
by GarnZ
Thanks Australsolarer, It will take me Three months to work it out..Ie the next bill. I'm going to try and use a minimum amount of the "PEAK Time"energy.

Re: Meter change-over experiences

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:52 pm
by melmik
Just to add to the confusion in the market AGL have now sold their recently created metering business back to distributor Ausgrid. ... zfhhh.html

AGL (retail) have been dragging the chain on net meter installs for months, and now their customers might have to deal with Ausgrid.

Not sure if owning Active Stream means Ausgrid gets meter ownership back including in non Ausgrid distrib areas?

I thought the idea was to make the retailer the single point of customer contact?