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  Reply # 1874948 29-Sep-2017 20:50
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Just found my rejoin email and was done in less than 30secs. Good job Flick for making it easy!

 

EK had some good things but also many other things that annoyed me (especially the usage graph compared to Flick). Also, I was paying quite a bit more per month than when I was on Flick normally.





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  Reply # 1874949 29-Sep-2017 20:57
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Anyone in Wellington who makes moderate effort to reduce bills with things like time shifting able to post an average price for the past week?

 

I'm fine with EK, I make good use of the hour of power. Bills are fine. If Flick is a lot cheaper I might move back, but I really enjoy not paying any attention to when I use power.





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  Reply # 1874989 30-Sep-2017 00:25
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We're in central Wellington, although we don't make any great effort to move usage as it's all fairly cheap at the moment. Here's a copy of our most recent usage (including GST and daily fixed charges). The final bill for that week was $45.10.

 

 

 

 

Spot prices are pretty steady throughout the day for us at the moment - here's a screengrab for Tuesday of this week:

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1875004 30-Sep-2017 06:40
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Thanks @sparky1685 :) Is $41.05 your total price including daily fees and GST? If so that's 22.3c/unit overall.

 

I checked my last EK bill, it was 22.5c/unit. I think the effective rate will go up as we need less heating in the free hour, so Flick will be a touch better in summer, but I don't think it will be all that big a difference. Back when there were night rates there was a big difference.





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  Reply # 1875022 30-Sep-2017 10:23
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Ditto to the above, just rejoined on Friday. Will be good to be home for the next 6-9 months.


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  Reply # 1875130 30-Sep-2017 15:47
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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

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1875186 30-Sep-2017 17:26
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sparky1685:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Has anything changed recently? 


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  Reply # 1876612 3-Oct-2017 12:30
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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.


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  Reply # 1876618 3-Oct-2017 12:38
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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.


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  Reply # 1876625 3-Oct-2017 12:51
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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)

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  Reply # 1876628 3-Oct-2017 12:57
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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?


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  Reply # 1876630 3-Oct-2017 13:01
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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.


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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.

 

 


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  Reply # 1876634 3-Oct-2017 13:14
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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.


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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

 

 


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