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  Reply # 1612192 15-Aug-2016 20:50
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Got a Price notification from Flick via their app, It says: Prices are forecast to be higher tomorrow [Tuesday 16/8/16] between 0730 and 0900. Keep an eye on your price needle.

 

Thought I has better post this due to the problems with some people not receiving notifications from the app. And since there is no sign of this notification on the Flick website.






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  Reply # 1612200 15-Aug-2016 21:03
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The notifications on the app are rubbish. You get to see about the first five words, click it, and its gone. Happened today. Something about an app upgrade.





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  Reply # 1612205 15-Aug-2016 21:09
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timmmay:

 

The notifications on the app are rubbish. You get to see about the first five words, click it, and its gone. Happened today. Something about an app upgrade.

 

 

 

 

They updated the "Choice" tab. You need to restart the app to see the changes. That was about all  :)


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  Reply # 1612210 15-Aug-2016 21:26
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@mentalinc Here is the APK just pulled from my phone (Google Drive link)

 

Edit: Just on my phone, have made this public I think...





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  Reply # 1616970 24-Aug-2016 17:26
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Anyone know what's up with all the spikes the past week or three? There's a spike many mornings around 7:30pm, and there's a pretty big peak right now which looks like it's going to last for an hour or two. Looks like there's capacity in generation and on the NI/SI cable, and it doesn't seem like there's any extreme weather or unexpected cold snaps. I've watched the youtube series on why spikes happens, but it seems like situation normal.





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  Reply # 1616972 24-Aug-2016 17:30
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timmmay:

 

Anyone know what's up with all the spikes the past week or three? There's a spike many mornings around 7:30pm, and there's a pretty big peak right now which looks like it's going to last for an hour or two. Looks like there's capacity in generation and on the NI/SI cable, and it doesn't seem like there's any extreme weather or unexpected cold snaps. I've watched the youtube series on why spikes happens, but it seems like situation normal.

 

 

 

 

I've also been wondering this. Seems to happen a lot now!


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  Reply # 1616977 24-Aug-2016 17:45
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38.8c don't even want to put the oven on!

 

 

 

116.6? Kill the mains switch, bloody hell. 


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  Reply # 1616981 24-Aug-2016 18:16
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Low wind and cooler weather (relative to winter as a whole) as well as a lack of thermal commitment in the North Island causes a slightly more volatile market.


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  Reply # 1616984 24-Aug-2016 18:24
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Dang. Knew higher prices were coming so unplugged everything except the fridge. Now thinking I should have unplugged it as well.





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  Reply # 1616990 24-Aug-2016 18:48
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35c/kwh for a couple of hours isn't the end of the world when you save $600 or more each year. Just avoid or reduce use of the highest consuming devices, the bill will be a bit higher this week but it'll be fine overall.





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  Reply # 1617111 25-Aug-2016 00:48
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timmmay:

 

35c/kwh for a couple of hours isn't the end of the world when you save $600 or more each year. Just avoid or reduce use of the highest consuming devices, the bill will be a bit higher this week but it'll be fine overall.

 

 

 

 

The Flick app said that my price was over $40 per unit. And I was at the gym when that notification came through. So at that price very aggressive load shedding is justified. And since im in Auckland, when prices spike, they spike way worse than Wellington. As there is virtually no generation north of Huntly.

 

 

 

Have checked the interim 1/2 hour prices, and thankfully they were nowhere near that high. Has anyone managed to setup a system that checks wholesale prices and controls load based on those prices yet?

 

 






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  Reply # 1617114 25-Aug-2016 01:36
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timmmay:


35c/kwh for a couple of hours isn't the end of the world when you save $600 or more each year. Just avoid or reduce use of the highest consuming devices, the bill will be a bit higher this week but it'll be fine overall.



 


The Flick app said that my price was over $40 per unit. And I was at the gym when that notification came through. So at that price very aggressive load shedding is justified. And since im in Auckland, when prices spike, they spike way worse than Wellington. As there is virtually no generation north of Huntly.


 


Have checked the interim 1/2 hour prices, and thankfully they were nowhere near that high. Has anyone managed to setup a system that checks wholesale prices and controls load based on those prices yet?


 



I did using a Raspberry Pi and Scrapy to scrape the data off the EM6 site when we first got Flick. Now, I don't bother. I ended up replacing my server with a Orange Pi and a Raspberry Pi (very low power usage and less heat in the cupboard) as well as getting into the habit of moving high drain appliance use to off-peak, checking EM6 before using the oven / stove and also moving showers (since there is only myself and my sister here) to times where the hot water cylinder heats during cheap power.

It isn't perfect but my power bills are normally $30-$40 per week with the highest being $55 in a week (during a spike) and that is with heatpump use and not doing stupid things. We sure don't sacrifice doing things, starve or freeze.

The lights in our house are all LED and our house was built in 2013 with proper insulation. We also have a really decent Mitsubishi heat pump that can maintain the house temperature very well (of which, is just left in automatic mode at 24°C).




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  Reply # 1617121 25-Aug-2016 07:06
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$40 per unit, when $0.20 is about normal, yes load shedding seems reasonable. Last night mine was showing $0.40 per unit, which is more expensive than normal but if basic precautions are used it wouldn't make too much of a difference to the weekly bill.

 

It's annoying, but we take the risk and we make the gains, long term.





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Aredwood:

 

 

 

Have checked the interim 1/2 hour prices, and thankfully they were nowhere near that high. Has anyone managed to setup a system that checks wholesale prices and controls load based on those prices yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interim prices for yesterday are yet to be published...

 

 

 

Unless  you are talking about the 1/2 hour forecast prices which are very different to the provisional/interim/final prices.


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