pogo: @SBQ What's your day rate with genesis?
What's the peak hour rate when Orion Network kicks in their 9c sur-charge week days from 7am to 10am and 5pm to 7pm for those in Christchurch?
I assume that rate of 25.61c lasts all year round?..
Was that a special price they offered to you personally? Or is it advertised on their website? I just see this:
I'm on the eSaver plan which you havn't shown. Here's my recent Genesis bill which is pretty self explanatory (note 12.5% discount on price where I get the day rate 25.61c):
You cannot base the fact that you think someone is being charged so much with Flick based purely on the fact that they live in a newly built 2 bedroom house. Their bills can differ wildly based on how they use their power.
You can ONLY base on whether Flick is costing them more by comparing their actual usage against other providers.
Flick allow you to download your 30 minute usage back for over 12 months now. Get that info, then compare what they've been billed against other providers rates.
Thats what I do, and I can assure you I am making a long term saving over any other provider (apart from Paua to the People as their admin rates are slightly cheaper than Flick).
I'm basing the fact that people I know in Christchurch have left Flick and I must admit, i've been slack on leaving too. To hear others that are still on Flick in Christchurch complain how high their bills are just confirms what i've been saying all along. You can't get around the Orion Network sur-charge that Flick has to pass on while other retailers can give you a near flat rate low price all year around. Thank you Genesis for the free 4 hours this July.... I will use it to my advantage (: