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# 153480 28-Sep-2014 17:56
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A new electricity provider currently in Wgton and Hamilton https://www.flickelectric.co.nz/hello/

H
as anyone tried them yet? ( You need to have a smart meter in place ).

They charge a premium on the spot price, and the spot price is always available for you to see to decide whether or not to use power ( I presume that this means dish washers, dryers, and washing machines ) where you are able to control the use.

So, they charge 40c a day for connection and an additional 1.5c a kWh on top of the spot price.  
Nothing on their site about buy back from your PV panels.


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  # 2032886 10-Jun-2018 10:13
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"What’s the day rate like? My peak usage is between 4pm and 10pm on weekdays. "

My latest Genesis bill shows 29.27c/kW/h (excluding GST). Then you can apply the 10% discount to get a final figure. Day rate starts 7AM to 9PM so it doesn't matter when you cook your meals. If you need to cook at 5pm when everyone else is cooking, be happy that you know it's the same price. What I DO like is the weekends which ALL DAY is the same night rate pricing. Which means you're only paying 29.27 rate on 5 out of 7 days in the week. 

pogo: agree, Flick's pricing schedule for Christchurch residents is confusing as hell. When I was with Flick, it didn't matter what the spot rate was because the actual price I did pay was like 2 or 3 times that in winter months. Then you add the sur-charge rates at different hours in the day. VERY confusing. I remember last year using their app, I nearly fell off the chair every time the spot rate would spike over $1.50 per kwh. I mean the kids need to have their breakfast and lunch, so do I go tell them "Uhm. you'll have to wait because electricity is too expensive now..." 

I'm sure Flick suits those that can work around the peak power times but for a growing family... that's not acceptable. We live our lives with set schedules when to eat. No way i'm telling the family we can't roast the pork or chicken in the oven because of a massive spot price hike. 


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