Every provider is paying spot prices, except Flick. Unless you put every consumer on spot prices, nothing will change. Consumers aren't abusing power usage as that affects their bill, and where winter hurts providers paying spot but billing fixed rate, the opposite happens when spot is very low. Its swings and roundabouts for providers, and the vast number of consumers are not affected. Winter is winter.It also needs to be treated by spot paying consumers on Flick to be swings and roundabouts.
Are you sure about that? I assume that the larger companies may have agreements to buy at some specific price, and some own their own generation.
Yeah possibly. Aredwood also mentioned that maybe they buy forward cover. But ultimately someone is always wearing the spot prices, either directly, or indirectly if they pay more to forward cover themselves. I'm not sure if many power companies, i.e. RSP's have their own generation