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u13turbo

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  #1569902 11-Jun-2016 10:41
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Thanks for your replys everyone. I went with powershop in the end. Not disappointed so far. So on the website it says estimate price is .18c/kWh. Now that I'm with them, I'm paying the standard rate of .31c/kWh! Near double there estimate and compared to what you lot are paying (.04-.17c) I feel like I'm being ripped off!

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  #1569903 11-Jun-2016 10:41
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Sorry meant to say I am disappointed

 
 
 
 


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  #1569909 11-Jun-2016 11:14
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Talk with them about any issues you have. They used to be very good at customer service.

 

I'm not sure whether the 18c you cite was a general statement on their website or a specific estimate you got. I remember that when I switched to them I had very specific current price estimates before I transferred my account to them. My actual prices were over a cent lower because I used every special I could get.


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  #1570494 12-Jun-2016 15:02
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https://www.electrickiwi.co.nz/

 

These guys could be good (not with them with mercury energy atm, but considering them) , especially if you can manage to use the free hour of power well.

 

Check up on powerswitch.org.nz see whats good in your area.


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  #1570506 12-Jun-2016 15:23
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u13turbo: Anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks

 

Powershop. 

 

You pay in advance, typically. 

 

The only charge is a charge per unit. The line charges are built into your unit price. If you don't use much power, you pay more for a unit. if you use a lot of power, you pay less for each unit. Price will vary around the country as some local lines companies have lower prices than others. 

 

I've been with them pretty much since they started. 

 

 





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  #1570507 12-Jun-2016 15:29
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u13turbo: Thanks for your replys everyone. I went with powershop in the end. Not disappointed so far. So on the website it says estimate price is .18c/kWh. Now that I'm with them, I'm paying the standard rate of .31c/kWh! Near double there estimate and compared to what you lot are paying (.04-.17c) I feel like I'm being ripped off!

 

This happened to me when I put a second house on my account. I was renovating it. 

 

They wanted 35 cents / unit....based on very low usage. (They have to cover the line charge from whatever you pay each month). 

 

I called and talked to them...and they lowered it to about 24 cents / unit. 

 

But ....Powershop also offer specials. These specials, if you take them, help you lower your overall average unit price. 

 

My average unit price for the last 12 months is 21.2 cents. That is about the same as you'd pay most of the others....until you remember they also charge a monthly fixed charge and Powershop doesn't. 

 

 

 

 





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  #1570588 12-Jun-2016 18:10
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I'm with flick and would fully recommend.

 

 

 

.18c/kWh.

 

There has got to be sorting wrong there, pretty unrealistic to quote power prices under a cent per kWh


 
 
 
 


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  #1570590 12-Jun-2016 18:16
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You know what I mean... $0.18/kWh

geekbhaji
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  #1572409 15-Jun-2016 14:10
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Try switching to Mercury , they give 150 credit and unite rate is around 23 cents.

 

 

 

then switch to Flick,

 

 

 

they give spot prices which means whatever is the current market rate for energy. Flick is cheapest because of the way they charge you. but it comes with a risk. Spot prices could go up in a minute and you could end up paying a lot more per unit used during that period. Such things happen rarely(eg. a grid exit point is blown or something similar which cause disruption in power supply)


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  #1574453 15-Jun-2016 15:11
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I'd anyone else with powershop around canterbury? I just can't understand why I'm paying $.30/kWh when some of you are paying half that.

I'm not that keen on swapping again unless it's definitely worth it

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  #1574456 15-Jun-2016 15:18
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u13turbo: I'd anyone else with powershop around canterbury? I just can't understand why I'm paying $.30/kWh when some of you are paying half that.

I'm not that keen on swapping again unless it's definitely worth it

 

Flick Canterbury charges (11.3c/kwh peak, 2.7c/kwh off peak), plus the national floating rate. That means right now you'd be paying around 16c/kwh plus GST, peak time you might pay 20c/kwh plus GST, and for off peak stuff like dishwasher, clothes drier, and water heating you could be paying 7c/kwh.

 

The Canterbury line rates are a bit higher than Wellington.


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  #1574458 15-Jun-2016 15:26
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So definitely worth changing it seems

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  #1574472 15-Jun-2016 15:54
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geekbhaji:

 

Try switching to Mercury , they give 150 credit and unite rate is around 23 cents.

 

 

 

then switch to Flick,

 

 

 

they give spot prices which means whatever is the current market rate for energy. Flick is cheapest because of the way they charge you. but it comes with a risk. Spot prices could go up in a minute and you could end up paying a lot more per unit used during that period. Such things happen rarely(eg. a grid exit point is blown or something similar which cause disruption in power supply)

 

 

 

 

As happened Thursday 02/06 - where the unit price spiked at something like 500c/unit. Apparently this was the highest unit price in years. Flick did send an email explaining this.

 

My weekly bill was about $18 higher than normal due to that spike. But I am still well ahead of what I would have been paying with Contact (at least according to Flick).

 

Unit price is normally between .18 and .25 cents a unit.

 

 


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  #1574555 15-Jun-2016 16:51
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Yeah I paid almost what I would've with a regular power company because of that once-in-three-years spike (though you get similar a couple of times a year maybe). It cost me about $10 extra from memory, but I saw a notification and turned a few things off.


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  #1574583 15-Jun-2016 17:41
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I'd 18-25c a unit including line fees and gst?

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