Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | ... | 132
kingjj
1728 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted

  #1875022 30-Sep-2017 10:23
Send private message

Ditto to the above, just rejoined on Friday. Will be good to be home for the next 6-9 months.


sparky1685
82 posts

Master Geek


  #1875130 30-Sep-2017 15:47
Send private message

Yes, really annoyed that Wellington Electricity will now only do cheap night rates for electric car owners - our savings were much bigger when we could run stuff after 11pm for next to nothing. Here's a copy of our last full bill. We're fairly light users, so I suspect the fixed charges are a higher percentage of our bill than they would be for other people

 

 

 


zerkms
118 posts

Master Geek


  #1875186 30-Sep-2017 17:26
Send private message

sparky1685:

 

Yes, really annoyed that Wellington Electricity will now only do cheap night rates for electric car owners

 

 

 

 

Has anything changed recently? 


CJC

CJC
53 posts

Master Geek


  #1876612 3-Oct-2017 12:30
Send private message

Another Wellington Flick customer here.

 

155.41 units

 

5.1363c per unit (Spot)

 

25.22c per unit (total)

 

 

 

Interestingly, we had 3 bills in September for 155.xx units.  Would have thought there was something wrong with our meter if it wasn't for a 188 unit bill in the middle.  Somehow we're just really consistant.


zerkms
118 posts

Master Geek


  #1876618 3-Oct-2017 12:38
Send private message

CJC:

 

Another Wellington Flick customer here.

 

25.22c per unit (total)

 

 

 

 

That's a bit pricey. You may have cheaper per unit price on genesis with no contract.


Teeps
501 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1876625 3-Oct-2017 12:51
Send private message

zerkms:

CJC:


Another Wellington Flick customer here.


25.22c per unit (total)


 



That's a bit pricey. You may have cheaper per unit price on genesis with no contract.



I presume CJC has included the fixed daily service charge in the total amount which has made the kWh price look high. I’m a Wellington customer and my last bill averaged at 16.2c/kWh plus $1.974 per day service charge (all inclusive of GST)

nickb800
2699 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1876628 3-Oct-2017 12:57
Send private message

Teeps:
zerkms:

 

CJC:

 

 

 

Another Wellington Flick customer here.

 

 

 

25.22c per unit (total)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's a bit pricey. You may have cheaper per unit price on genesis with no contract.

 



I presume CJC has included the fixed daily service charge in the total amount which has made the kWh price look high. I’m a Wellington customer and my last bill averaged at 16.2c/kWh plus $1.974 per day service charge (all inclusive of GST)

 

Or is on low user rates?


zerkms
118 posts

Master Geek


  #1876630 3-Oct-2017 13:01
Send private message

Teeps:
zerkms:

 

CJC:

 

 

 

Another Wellington Flick customer here.

 

 

 

25.22c per unit (total)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's a bit pricey. You may have cheaper per unit price on genesis with no contract.

 



I presume CJC has included the fixed daily service charge in the total amount which has made the kWh price look high. I’m a Wellington customer and my last bill averaged at 16.2c/kWh plus $1.974 per day service charge (all inclusive of GST)

 

 

 

My latest genesis bill that includes everything results in $0.2452/kWh (low user), dunno.


Teeps
501 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1876633 3-Oct-2017 13:09
Send private message

zerkms:

 

 

 

My latest genesis bill that includes everything results in $0.2452/kWh (low user), dunno.

 

 

Mine with Flick that includes everything (service charge and actual power used) was $66.17 for 323.13kWh so averages out at $0.2048/kWh.

 

It's a bit of a moveable window though as the greater your power use the less impact the daily charge has on the average price.

 

 


zerkms
118 posts

Master Geek


  #1876634 3-Oct-2017 13:14
Send private message

Teeps:

 

zerkms:

 

 

 

My latest genesis bill that includes everything results in $0.2452/kWh (low user), dunno.

 

 

Mine with Flick that includes everything (service charge and actual power used) was $66.17 for 323.13kWh so averages out at $0.2048/kWh.

 

It's a bit of a moveable window though as the greater your power use the less impact the daily charge has on the average price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, I know :-) I'm during my migration to flick back (I'm one of those who left this winter temporarily)

 

My point was: if one ends up having > $0.24/kWh bills on flick it makes sense to think about switching to "traditional" companies.


dolsen
1449 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1876716 3-Oct-2017 14:33
Send private message

Wellington Low user Day / Night customer here. Have used a total of 94.22 units for a cost of $20.24 giving an all inclusive cost of 21.48c / unit. This includes all flick charges / GST / daily connection fees etc so not really a good comparison figure.

 

A slightly more useful breakdown

 

Day

 

6.1544 c/kWh generation + 9.29 c/kWh network + 3.75 c/kWh flick margin + 0.113 c/kWh EA Levy = 19.3074 c/kWh

 

Night

 

4.1139 c/kWh generation + 1.89 c/kWh network + 3.75 c/kWh flick margin + 0.113 c/kWh EA Levy = 9.8669 c/kWh

 

 


CJC

CJC
53 posts

Master Geek


  #1876726 3-Oct-2017 15:01
Send private message

Yeah, the total per unit number I listed is the final bill divided by the number of units we used.  We're on 'Low User Uncontrolled' pricing so the Network Charge makes up almost half of the bill.  That's pretty much as high as our power usage gets.

 

Flick still reckons we saved $8.50 compared to the biggest retailer in the area.  Haven't looked much into other options lately.

 

We saved a lot more before the lower night rate was pulled from our plan frown


zerkms
118 posts

Master Geek


  #1876729 3-Oct-2017 15:03
Send private message

CJC:

 

Flick still reckons we saved $8.50 compared to the biggest retailer in the area.  Haven't looked much into other options lately.

 

 

I've personally found Flick's estimations to be slightly (or may be even not slightly) too optimistic: the actual numbers would be not that impressive.


CJC

CJC
53 posts

Master Geek


  #1876734 3-Oct-2017 15:12
Send private message

I had them on the mildly optimistic side of what we were previously paying with Powershop (before any short lived special rates).

 

Using dolsen's breakdown before GST and daily charges etc.:

 

5.1363 c/kWh generation + 11.58 c/kWh network + 3.75 c/kWh flick margin + 0.113 c/kWh EA Levy = 20.5793 c/kWh


Chis
98 posts

Master Geek

ID Verified

  #1876800 3-Oct-2017 17:37
Send private message

dolsen:

 

Wellington Low user Day / Night customer here. Have used a total of 94.22 units for a cost of $20.24 giving an all inclusive cost of 21.48c / unit. This includes all flick charges / GST / daily connection fees etc so not really a good comparison figure.

 

A slightly more useful breakdown

 

Day

 

6.1544 c/kWh generation + 9.29 c/kWh network + 3.75 c/kWh flick margin + 0.113 c/kWh EA Levy = 19.3074 c/kWh

 

Night

 

4.1139 c/kWh generation + 1.89 c/kWh network + 3.75 c/kWh flick margin + 0.113 c/kWh EA Levy = 9.8669 c/kWh

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess you're only able to have the different night charges because you have an electric car. Flick worked so well when the lower night could offset the daytime spikes, then Wellington Electricity ruined the party.


1 | ... | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | ... | 132
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56


Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57


Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31


Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59


Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01


Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33


ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25


Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47


reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37


Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41


Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32


Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24


HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.