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  #1805093 22-Jun-2017 11:26
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luckiestmanalive:

 

Did any of you see this post by Greg Size last month? https://www.energylink.co.nz/news/blog/should-i-stay-spot-or-switch

 

The key message to me is that there will be good years and bad years and it might therefore pay to save some of the money you make in the good years for the bad ones (unless you think you can switch away and back again at the right times). 

 

Also, I think talk of a great exodus might be a little exaggerated - Flick increased its customer base by another 1,3000 customers last month (see www.emi.ea.govt.nz/r/wvyov).

 

Keep the innovative ideas for controlling load in response to price coming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oops, typo- that should have been an increase of 1,300 customers in May. Where their customer base goes in June might be interesting...


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  #1805326 22-Jun-2017 16:59
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Looks to be a large spike incoming around 6/7pm tonight.


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  #1805327 22-Jun-2017 17:07
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54c per unit plus lines fees according to the NRS schedule on electricity info. Good thing I got home from work early today. Even though my peak time usage is already really low, I'll still see if there is anything I can switch off.





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  #1805329 22-Jun-2017 17:12
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The forecast keeps changing. It was 50c/unit here a while back, but it's settled to 30c/unit.


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  #1805849 23-Jun-2017 20:02
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Got a phone call from Flick today after I sent them an email last week querying ripple control or similar for hot water tank. Got to say the guy that called was great, discussed the options and said his preferred was to get a timer fitted like some people on here (which is something I am considering). He asked if I had any other questions and I asked if he could lower the spot price... that got a two minute speel along the lines of their email. Right at the end of the call he mentioned that he saw that we were moving away and wanted me to know that we'd be welcome back at Flick anytime. He didn't try to talk me out of it or put a negative spin on it, just said he understood why we would look at moving and if and when we wanted to come back Flick would gladly set us up again. This was the completed opposite of Contact's call when I switched to Flick. With customer service like that I will certainly return to Flick after winter.


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  #1806627 25-Jun-2017 22:02
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For me at least prices are showing signs of dropping. South island inflows are up again.

 

 

Also of note is that despite the amount of stored water continuing to drop, the further we go through winter, the less risk there is. As reflected in the curved % risk lines.

 

 

Sure, we are definitely not out of the woods yet. But compared to 1 month ago, things are less risky now. And after another month, even with things continuing as they are now, the generators will then be able to let rip with the remaining water. As the worst of winter will be over, and the spring inflows will soon be on their way.

 

If these same water inflow patterns had happened 2 or 3 months earlier, we would have been stuffed.

 

Also the higher south inflows should help to take the edge off South island wholesale prices. As alot of the high South island pricing is caused by constraints on transferring large amounts of power south. Here is a Transpower PDF on the challenges of making large south power transfers.






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  #1806719 26-Jun-2017 07:18
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Things have settled at least a little.


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  #1807313 27-Jun-2017 07:25
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Prices are spiking in the south, the flick future graph goes up to 70c.




Electrician.

 

Location: Dunedin

 

 


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  #1807320 27-Jun-2017 07:51
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andrewNZ: Prices are spiking in the south, the flick future graph goes up to 70c.

 

My wife just advised she saw 81.2c in Chch 10 mins ago. Counting down the days until we move to EK (should be no later than Friday.....). Last weeks bill shows savings of -19%...


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  #1807323 27-Jun-2017 08:12
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62.7c in Auckland (North Shore) right now.


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  #1807419 27-Jun-2017 10:00
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Our latest bill was the first negative savings we've had with flick since we joined at -7% for the week ending 18 June. The following week is shaping up to be similar. We're sticking to a fairly strict routine to keep as much usage to off-peak as possible so we haven't been bitten too hard, but it has got very tiresome.

 

We requested our move on the 15th so hopefully it will happen any day now.


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  #1807552 27-Jun-2017 12:06
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  #1807555 27-Jun-2017 12:11
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Thanks, I feel mine is taking longer than it should, so I'm hassling Flick and EK to find out what's happening.


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  #1807562 27-Jun-2017 12:29
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Tried signing up with Flick but looks like they're not taking on new customers in my area at this stage. Anyone know anything more around this? Not sure if I'm likely to be waiting days/weeks/months.


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  #1807659 27-Jun-2017 14:05
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michaelmurfy:

@Kraven @kingjj My switch has happened. I requested the switch on the 17th.



Awesome, hopefully we'll be hot on your heels.

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