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  Reply # 2051318 8-Jul-2018 10:22
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Had a free day from Mercury last month.

 

 

 

 

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We had that last month, better than nothing got a heap of washing and kept the dryer going. 





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  Reply # 2051338 8-Jul-2018 10:38
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     >I have used it. But I would prefer they just reduced the rate. IMO it leads to people just wasting power. I know someone who just turned on every light, heater, dryer etc for 4 hours<

 

Yeah, we thought about that too, but figured that at this time of the year the hydro-lakes would be full and probably spilling-over (always bad press) … so the power companies would be getting very good rates for dispersing some of that, as well as satisfying customers and preventing defection to another supplier.


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  Reply # 2051340 8-Jul-2018 10:41
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How much is this actually worth though?  Or is it just a 'feel good' promotion?  4 hours normal electricity use for us is lucky to be $5 - $6.  Hardly worth getting excited about is it?  

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2051342 8-Jul-2018 10:44
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Interesting side-bar … Marlborough Lines has just bought Peter Yealands Wines outright …. maybe they have a power generation plant that runs on grapes? tongue-out


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  Reply # 2051344 8-Jul-2018 10:46
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Bobdn:

I think they've done a good job on the EnergyIQ app. 


 



Must disagree on that. The old app was better for me. We have two houses both on the same section and account with electricity and LPG. With the old app I could swap between the individual properties but with the new app I cannot.

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  Reply # 2051393 8-Jul-2018 12:14
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I doubt I would notice 4 hours difference in the bill in a month!






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  Reply # 2051401 8-Jul-2018 12:19
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I had a similar offer from Mercury last month but it was for a whole day.

Got up in the morning and had the heat pump running all day. Wife was complaining it was getting too hot so I told her to take some clothes off. Dryer was running right up until midnight.

Used $30 in power that day.

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  Reply # 2051403 8-Jul-2018 12:28
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     >I have used it. But I would prefer they just reduced the rate. IMO it leads to people just wasting power. I know someone who just turned on every light, heater, dryer etc for 4 hours<

 

Yeah, we thought about that too, but figured that at this time of the year the hydro-lakes would be full and probably spilling-over (always bad press) … so the power companies would be getting very good rates for dispersing some of that, as well as satisfying customers and preventing defection to another supplier.

 

 

I wouldn't assume that. According to the Flick app, at midday on a rainy & windy Sunday, 10% of NZ's electricity is coming from gas. Hydro is running at about 2/3rds of max generation and wind around 3/4's of max generation.


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  Reply # 2051405 8-Jul-2018 12:35
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THIS is interesting, particularly the current hydro situation (Transpower site and data).


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  Reply # 2051430 8-Jul-2018 13:04
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Rickles:


     >I have used it. But I would prefer they just reduced the rate. IMO it leads to people just wasting power. I know someone who just turned on every light, heater, dryer etc for 4 hours<


Yeah, we thought about that too, but figured that at this time of the year the hydro-lakes would be full and probably spilling-over (always bad press) … so the power companies would be getting very good rates for dispersing some of that, as well as satisfying customers and preventing defection to another supplier.



I wouldn't assume that. According to the Flick app, at midday on a rainy & windy Sunday, 10% of NZ's electricity is coming from gas. Hydro is running at about 2/3rds of max generation and wind around 3/4's of max generation.



I've often wondered why it is that when I drive past a wind turbine installation, it is very rare that 100% of the turbines are actually functioning.

Of course some could be broken, but it always seems to be too many for that to be the explanation.





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