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Has anyone noticed energy prices lately #684972
24/01/21 06:29 PM
24/01/21 06:29 PM
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I am looking at renewing my gas and electricity contracts soon so I’ve started doing my annual comparison against the tariff I have had since last March. Here’s what I’ve found -

Gas unit price up 42%
Electricity unit price up 30%
Gas standing charge up 42%
Electricity standing charge up 22%

We use 19325 kWh gas and 6575 kWh of electricity per annum. Interestingly the best new total cost figure I could achieve was to split suppliers between gas and electricity, the electricity came down to less than I’ve been paying over the last twelve months but the gas went up.

Call me cynical but what was all that government banter on about a while ago regarding capping unit prices. All that did was put up standing charges hugely at the time and now it seems to be a full on sellers market in every respect despite the economic gloom. What also annoys me is the “switching sites” trying to persuade me to dump my existing tariffs well before they end and move to much more expensive ones for the next 12 months.

I did all the sums last year on solar and batteries and night time tariffs etc. and couldn’t get a payback much better than 21 years on solar and batts so gave up on trying to be greener. I also see the octopus energy night time electricity tariff has now doubled since last year just when everyone thought they could use Tesla power walls to charge their EVs and run their homes on the cheap.

Rant over. soapbox


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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684973
24/01/21 06:33 PM
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We use eon and pay £27 per month as we have oil for heating the tariff they set will run until this coming November, we have been with them for 5 years now and have no complaints
A three bedroomed house of 1979 build.


Regards Richard

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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684976
24/01/21 06:35 PM
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Ours is up in April. It will be interesting as EON are already flagging similar numbers.


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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: +8Rich] #684985
24/01/21 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
We use eon and pay £27 per month


Blimey, that's good. We pay Ecotricity £99/month and OVO £30/month, but that's based on consumption without the solar array. It's the price you pay for running 2 ancient houses joined together with 4 freezers, 2 heated greenhouses, outbuildings, and computer servers running 24/7.

There's only one way energy prices will be going in future, and it ain't down.



Last edited by Hamwich; 24/01/21 07:15 PM.

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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684988
24/01/21 07:26 PM
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Here are the details Tim, I was wrong it's fixed until December. We like it as they let you know the best tariff for you on their system so it saves you messing around.
They fitted a smart meter too so no faffing around or visitors.

About your electricity tariff
Supplier E.ON (E.ON Energy Solutions Ltd)
Tariff name Fix Online v43
Tariff type Fixed price
Payment method Fixed monthly Direct Debit
Unit rate 17.593p per kWh
Standing charge 21.297p per day
Tariff starts on 3 December 2020
Tariff ends on 2 December 2021
Price guaranteed until 2 December 2021
Exit fees
(only apply if you leave more than 49 days before your tariff ends) £30
Discounts and additional charges Not applicable


Regards Richard

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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684989
24/01/21 07:36 PM
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Up here in the mountains we get more than 300 days of sun a year (more than California laugh2) so Solar is the big thing. My neighbors had the house converted to all electric and solar power with battery storage. They tell me it is great and they are already using less than they generate, when I asked them how long it would take to payback the installation plus the change over to full electric for the house they said 30 years, that's without maintenance and replacement of batteries, etc.


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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684990
24/01/21 07:40 PM
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That's really interesting for the youngsters then Bruce but not so relevant to us wrinklies..


Regards Richard

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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684991
24/01/21 07:47 PM
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Northants, UK
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I'm with Bulb who promise 100% renewable electricity and 100% Carbon Neutral gas

Electricity
Unit rate 15.08p per kWh
Standing charge 18.36p per day

Gas
Unit rate 2.60p per kWh
Standing charge 19.47p per day


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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: IMHO] #684995
24/01/21 08:22 PM
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In Spain we pay the most expensive electric energy fares.

Last year 216,15 €/month in our house.

This year our "fantastic" government who declared won't raise any taxes has just raised taxes on electricity, so we'll pay 27% more than last year.

+20% on gas, be we don't have gas at home. And many other new taxes over insurances (+3 to 8%), new cars registration, diesel, etc. "No raise of taxes they said" LOL!


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Re: Has anyone noticed energy prices lately [Re: +8Rich] #685002
24/01/21 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich

Unit rate 17.593p per kWh
Standing charge 21.297p per day


I'm on 19.5p / unit and 29p/day standing charge. A bit more expensive, but Ecotricity is a UK company and based in my home town. I'm happy to pay a bit more to support a British company and local jobs.


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
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