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  Reply # 1878742 7-Oct-2017 01:40
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@Teeps Also check that the "chargeable capacity" is the same. As some lines companies charge differently depending on if you have single phase or 3 phase to your house. If you have 3 phase you will be able to use far more power during the EK free hour than someone who only has single phase.

 

Also put in more addresses and see if there is a correlation between the current power company and the price offered. Im assuming you and your neighbour are with different power companies currently?

 

Also go to the Powerswitch website. Answer it's questions, then when it gives you the results. Click on the More details button. It will then tell you what unit cost and daily fees Powerswitch has used for EK. Are they the same as what the EK website says?

 

I checked myself, and the EK website quoted 1c per unit cheaper for both low user and standard user compared to what Powerswitch said. No price differences between me and a neighbour. Although Im on a rare pricing plan, (approx only 10 people in all of Auckland on the same plan as me) meaning that EK might treat me in a non standard way. And I didn't bother taking any precautions against session cookies or other tracking being used to see if I was trying to scrape the EK website, and show different prices as a result.

 

I don't know anyone else IRL who is also a Flick customer, and I can't be bothered sticking lots of random addresses into the my meter website. To try and find another address that is currently supplied by Flick Electric. So a bit hard for me to do anymore testing, Unless I get extremely bored, and need something to do to kill time.

 

Also EK might be offering different prices if you arrive at their website from being redirected from powerswitch.

 

I don't know if you bothered reading the rest of this entire thread. But other GZ members found out that EK were previously not allowing customers who are currently with Flick Electric to switch to them. Yet surprise surprise, they started accepting switches from Flick customers again not long after. (Someone who works for EK probably monitors this thread).






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  Reply # 1880462 10-Oct-2017 17:14
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is there a way to check what the live pricing is for my address before i signup to flick again


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1880489 10-Oct-2017 17:22
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enfield:

 

is there a way to check what the live pricing is for my address before i signup to flick again

 

https://www2.electricityinfo.co.nz/ would be your best bet. Just divide by 1000.

 

There are other fees added on so for example right now after everything it is 19.8c/unit.





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  Reply # 1882595 12-Oct-2017 19:24
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Now this is a beautiful sight:

 

 

Current price is 16c at peak time. It's good to back home with Flick!


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  Reply # 1882598 12-Oct-2017 19:31
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In Wellington myflick shows the 20.3c price though :-S


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  Reply # 1882602 12-Oct-2017 19:54
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Em6live displays the 5min prices. While the Flick app and the forecasts on the Flick website display the Non response or price responsive schedule prices. So often they don't line up.

Electricity Info is good to see what future forecast prices are. While the Flick App or website is quicker if you just want to see what prices are right now.





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  Reply # 1900282 13-Nov-2017 17:08
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So I made the decision to switch back to Flick 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting.

 

I called Flick today for a heads-up and they tell me that Electric Kiwi have re-designated our smart meter with a code that isn't compatible with Flicks system. Now they are unsure how long it is going to take to change us back to Flick as they have been trying to communicate with someone since the 1st November and have had no response.

 

*sigh*

 

anyone else had this issue?

 

Flick says its the first time they've seen this.


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  Reply # 1900291 13-Nov-2017 17:39
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Perhaps it's Electric Kiwi's way of saying "Don't keep swapping back & forth". 

 

Personally I wonder if it's worth the hassle to change back between summer & winter for how much actual savings ?

 

Apparently loyalty is a thing of the past.  I am happy with electric Kiwi & will stay put. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1900303 13-Nov-2017 18:09
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@RexHavoc That is interesting - I'm sure Flick will get it sorted though.

 

@clive100 EK, even with the hour free power is quite a bit more expensive. I am now on average saving $20-$25 per week by being with Flick for a little more use. It was kinda good during the dry winter and stuck around for about 3mo but then it did get quite expensive. Going forward, I'll just bank these savings for the next power price spike as it adds up quite quickly and I am still better off.





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  Reply # 1900352 13-Nov-2017 18:59
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Im mining crypto 24/7 so the power bills are quite high. Flick should make a big difference Im hoping.

 

 


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  Reply # 1900353 13-Nov-2017 19:01
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RexHavoc:

 

Im mining crypto 24/7 so the power bills are quite high. Flick should make a big difference Im hoping.

 

Just need to automate it so the mining stops when the power pricing is high ;)





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  Reply # 1900359 13-Nov-2017 19:14
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michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

Just need to automate it so the mining stops when the power pricing is high ;)

 

 

haha... Thats why I changed to ElectricKiwi. At least I knew the price was constant and could calculate mining profits more accurately without the need to shutdown the mining rigs. :)

 

 

 

 


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EK for me at low use now, is the same or slightly more costly than Genesis was. I might ask them if I can change to low user for 6 months, as we cook with gas and I have turned off the grid to HW, as solar HW is now taking care of it full time. At the last weeks level Im using 7.5kW per day, or 2800 per annum


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  Reply # 1900481 14-Nov-2017 08:37
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EK for me at low use now, is the same or slightly more costly than Genesis was. I might ask them if I can change to low user for 6 months, as we cook with gas and I have turned off the grid to HW, as solar HW is now taking care of it full time. At the last weeks level Im using 7.5kW per day, or 2800 per annum



I checked up with EK as to how often one can switch user plans, as we only benefit being on a high user plan for a month or two in winter: I was told such a switch could only happen once a year, and when I queried what that meant I was told that literally meant 365 days since the last switch. Can anyone confirm whether this is accurate?

Edit: for me at EK the break point between low and high user is 22 units/day, and you’re only using 1/3rd of that! Could well be worth calculating across the whole year to see if you’d still be better off as a low user even if usage is higher in winter.



Also, how can I check as to whether returning to Flick would result in cheaper bills? Will they give you an equivalent charge based off one of my EK bills if I sent them that? It’s not like I can look at their published rates and estimate it myself!

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  Reply # 1900491 14-Nov-2017 08:59
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tdgeek:

 

EK for me at low use now, is the same or slightly more costly than Genesis was. I might ask them if I can change to low user for 6 months, as we cook with gas and I have turned off the grid to HW, as solar HW is now taking care of it full time. At the last weeks level Im using 7.5kW per day, or 2800 per annum

 



I checked up with EK as to how often one can switch user plans, as we only benefit being on a high user plan for a month or two in winter: I was told such a switch could only happen once a year, and when I queried what that meant I was told that literally meant 365 days since the last switch. Can anyone confirm whether this is accurate?

Edit: for me at EK the break point between low and high user is 22 units/day, and you’re only using 1/3rd of that! Could well be worth calculating across the whole year to see if you’d still be better off as a low user even if usage is higher in winter.



Also, how can I check as to whether returning to Flick would result in cheaper bills? Will they give you an equivalent charge based off one of my EK bills if I sent them that? It’s not like I can look at their published rates and estimate it myself!

 

Thanks Jonathan. Ill go through my Genesis and EK bills for a full year. 19yo daughter has recently moved out so a benefit there, and I can get by solar only till about April I'd say or longer, as I use the free hour to top it up at 9pm. 


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