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  # 1805509 23-Jun-2017 09:49
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timmmay:

 

Yep it's mostly down to the other power company.

 

I signed up to EK last Friday, gave them payment details Saturday. They told me Flick had told them they'd have me moved over "on or before the 20th June", but I'm still waiting. Not unexpected, and still within the ten day limit.

 

 

I got the same email and the same date of 20 June, and the email arrived on 20 June! Lodged the transfer request on the same day as timmay, and also still waiting.

 

That other companies can have their @#@#$ together and get transfers confirmed within a day or so shows it can be done, so a pity Flick isn't more on to it. [Edit: noting the comment above re Flick struggling; still, I'd suggest it can also be useful to send customers in this position an email to notify them of this - while I know it's within the 10 days, it can still head off people pestering them for answers and also be good PR to keep people in the loop.]

 

Is it 10 days or 10 working days?


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  # 1805561 23-Jun-2017 11:11
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Count me as another one who signed up (ex-Flick) on Friday June 16 and received the "connected by June 20" email on June 20 (but no movement as yet).


 
 
 
 


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  # 1805577 23-Jun-2017 11:39
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Benjip:

 

Count me as another one who signed up (ex-Flick) on Friday June 16 and received the "connected by June 20" email on June 20 (but no movement as yet).

 

 

 

 

I think it's 10 "what's the rush when we get around to it & " days !




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  # 1805588 23-Jun-2017 12:06
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I was former Genesis Energy, I joined EK on 23/05 and got an email from EK the same day saying 'it should take a few days to get setup'
later the same day EK sent a reminder email that said 'we just received a message from your old power company and they will complete things their side on 29th'.
then on the 29th I got an email from EK saying I was now with them and connected and an email from genesis containing my final bill.

 

all went smoothly.





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  # 1806073 24-Jun-2017 15:00
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Got connected yesterday, I forgot to make use of the free hour of power today... oops oh well

 

If anyone wants a referral link for $50 credit when signing up feel free to PM me


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  # 1806094 24-Jun-2017 15:48
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nas:

 

Got connected yesterday, I forgot to make use of the free hour of power today... oops oh well

 

 

 

 

Pleased the swapover went through fast & trouble free for you.  Plus the $50 starting credit is a great incentive to join up. 

 

You will have great fun sorting your power usage time to take full advantange of the free off peak hour.

 

Hopefully many more will jump ship to EK using a refer a friend link.    

 

 


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  # 1806097 24-Jun-2017 15:58
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I'm just planning to turn on the washing machine, dishwasher, dryer and starting the heat pump during that time

 

I don't want to spend much time fussing over power usage, that was one of the things that puts me off Flick


 
 
 
 


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  # 1806109 24-Jun-2017 16:41
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I can easily schedule run times for hot water, two heat pumps, and dishwasher. I can moderately easily control the clothes drier. I'm planning on doing early morning to pre-heat the house for the day.

 

Once Flick eventually approves the transfer that is.


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  # 1806110 24-Jun-2017 16:47
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I wish I could, I just have to do it the old school way by doing it manually :D


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  # 1806127 24-Jun-2017 17:58
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Our Hot Water Cyclinder is on a timer so I can make sure that it is on during the free hour. Every bit helps. 


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  # 1806164 24-Jun-2017 19:23
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A hot water cylinder can heat from dead cold to hot in a few hours, I think. If you have a timer make sure it's off for a while before, maybe 4 to 12 hours, to maximize use.

Make sure to heat fully at least once a day to avoid legionnaires disease.

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  # 1806194 24-Jun-2017 20:27
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Yes it's turned off from 9.00 at night & turns back on a 9.00am as our free hour starts so guaranteed to fully utilise the free power.   


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  # 1806270 24-Jun-2017 23:25
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I have just done some calculations between my supplier (Energyonline) and a few others including Electric kiwi. As a lowish user they all seem much the same, but energyonline offer a 20% prompt payment discount that more than makes up for the free hour of electricity. I couldnt see any such discounts on electric kiwi site and I am sure the "free hour" would equate to less than 20%.

 

Maybe I have got it all wrong?


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  # 1806309 25-Jun-2017 10:06
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Pumpedd:

 

I have just done some calculations between my supplier (Energyonline) and a few others including Electric kiwi. As a lowish user they all seem much the same, but energyonline offer a 20% prompt payment discount that more than makes up for the free hour of electricity. I couldnt see any such discounts on electric kiwi site and I am sure the "free hour" would equate to less than 20%.

 

Maybe I have got it all wrong?

 

 

Saving 20% or more during one free hour is ceratinly possible but does require conscious daily effort to either change the actual off peak hour on a daily basic to optimise that 24hr period or to target certain power usage  to match a prefered fixed hour. 

 

I certainly wouldn't change power companies if I was totally reliant on needing 20% free power to match another companies price. It sounds like some power companies may have sharpened their pricing pencil.

 

However when doing any comparisions a 8-10% saving with Electric Kiwi is typical ( be doing nothing different)  and should be taken into consideration when comparing power companies overall price.    

 

 


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  # 1806339 25-Jun-2017 11:39
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When I calculate power prices, I always use excel as they're quite tricky and be misleading... for instance:
* Always ensure that you're including (or excluding) GST as companies don't have a coherent approach.
* Always apply the PPD (it's not a discount, rather a x% late payment penalty.
* Make sure you're comparing apples for apples... eg low user to low user. Also factor in different payment methods - eg. If you pay via credit card.
* Include any other fees or levies - some companies used to charge seperate line items for after hours meter reads, meter rental etc.

Electric Kiwi is good because you don't need to apply calculations to figure out the true cost of power. A confession: I'm not with them as I get a better deal with a EV plan that offers good night and day rates (car takes way longer than a hour to charge). If I didn't have the EV - I would stick with them.




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