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  1. Family of 3 here using about 10 units a day, so...

    Posted by talldave, 12-06-19
    Family of 3 here using about 10 units a day, so yes you're using a lot.

    If you have a meter with a pulsing LED, I would highly recommend the Geo Minim+ monitor. Because it uses meter pulses it's...
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  2. Switching is a customer choice, how can it be a...

    Posted by talldave, 09-06-19
    Switching is a customer choice, how can it be a con? Advertising false prices or hidden price increases might be a con. So how exactly have you been conned?

    If you entered false consumption data...
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  3. woz makes a very good point. You can only...

    Posted by talldave, 09-06-19
    Thread: Economy 7 Meter
    woz makes a very good point. You can only contemplate an E7 tariff if you know what your day/night consumption figures are. With non-smart meters the customer has this information available from the...
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  4. Moving to Yorkshire Energy where even my 20%...

    Posted by talldave, 06-06-19
    Thread: Economy 7 Meter
    Moving to Yorkshire Energy where even my 20% night time usage is well inside their 15% night time break even point for E7.
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  5. Ok I think we might have to agree to disagree. E7...

    Posted by talldave, 06-06-19
    Thread: Economy 7 Meter
    Ok I think we might have to agree to disagree. E7 by definition offers cheaper night time electricity (nominally for 7 hours) and PP do not support such a tariff. They only offer a non-E7 tariff, but...
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  6. PP doesn't offer E7 does it? If you have an E7...

    Posted by talldave, 06-06-19
    Thread: Economy 7 Meter
    PP doesn't offer E7 does it? If you have an E7 meter PP simply add the day & night readings together. So you would not expect to get an E7 meter whilst a PP customer. Perhaps AndyL does actually...
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  7. When you get the email asking for readings by the...

    Posted by talldave, 05-06-19
    When you get the email asking for readings by the nth, just provide readings on the nth. That way PP won't need to estimate the readings for the nth based on your readings from a couple of days...
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  8. Yorkshire Energy. I was amazed as in my younger...

    Posted by talldave, 02-06-19
    Yorkshire Energy. I was amazed as in my younger days E7 was for 30-35% night time users.

    A word of warning though for anyone using uSwitch, they're showing Bristol Energy and Zebra as even...
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  9. Actually, I switched gas before the price...

    Posted by talldave, 02-06-19
    Actually, I switched gas before the price reduction was announced. But switching takes so long, the price reduction was announced whilst I was thumb twiddling! At 2.49p per kWh gas, the move is...
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  10. I see PP are tweeting about reducing prices...

    Posted by talldave, 31-05-19
    I see PP are tweeting about reducing prices (plural). But you've only reduced gas - one price. Anything happening on electricity (he asks with finger over the switch button)?
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  11. Good question! I'm afraid we've only had one...

    Posted by talldave, 27-05-19
    Good question! I'm afraid we've only had one power cut since we've been here and I hadn't checked the time before that:-(.
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  12. The billing is correct based on the meter...

    Posted by talldave, 26-05-19
    The billing is correct based on the meter readings you are providing. But the consumption is high. Are you sure the meter you are reading is the one for your flat?
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  13. Kind of!! Gas every time for me (even though some...

    Posted by talldave, 26-05-19
    Kind of!! Gas every time for me (even though some of my plans are induction compatible). Instantaneous control with visual/audible feedback.

    However, that's a totally biased view based on never...
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  14. How many restaurants use induction, how many use...

    Posted by talldave, 25-05-19
    How many restaurants use induction, how many use gas?
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  15. FWIW, I'm in Kent and get 7 hours from 01:30 to...

    Posted by talldave, 25-05-19
    FWIW, I'm in Kent and get 7 hours from 01:30 to 08:30 but as the meter is still in GMT, I suspect I would get 00:30 to 07:30 during GMT.

    My meter is an EDMI Atlas Mk7C. It appears to use its...
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  16. If your meter has an LED, I would highly...

    Posted by talldave, 25-05-19
    If your meter has an LED, I would highly recommend the Geo Minim+ energy monitor, provided your meter isn't too far from the flat.

    That consumption is incredibly high. My quick mental arithmetic...
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  17. As woz said, it looks like your last bill was...

    Posted by talldave, 22-05-19
    As woz said, it looks like your last bill was calculated using an estimated reading of 25419.3, just as this bill uses an estimated reading of 27189.9.

    That's why the bill is for 1770.6 units.
    ...
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  18. Many years ago, the break even point on E7...

    Posted by talldave, 21-05-19
    Many years ago, the break even point on E7 tariffs was around 30-35% night time use. Nowadays you can find a tariff with 15.5% break even. But at 13% single rate is probably going to be the best...
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  19. It's all interesting stuff, but the consumer...

    Posted by talldave, 19-05-19
    It's all interesting stuff, but the consumer facing messaging is difficult.

    I find the new stuff fascinating. Imagine when every outlet on the network is smart metered; you can compare what's...
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  20. Poll: My text messages don't go via a Google server, do...

    Posted by talldave, 18-05-19
    My text messages don't go via a Google server, do they?

    I'm not saying Android phones are somehow magically more secure than any other device. And I'm not worrying about Google. I'm talking about...
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  21. Poll: My partner's Apple, I'm Android. As an electronic...

    Posted by talldave, 18-05-19
    My partner's Apple, I'm Android. As an electronic engineer I see Apple as design over function and refuse to be controlled into doing things the Apple aay. I can plug my phone into my computer or my...
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  22. There are blokesses! One came to read the meters...

    Posted by talldave, 18-05-19
    There are blokesses! One came to read the meters at the last property I was at. The meter was 3 floors down in the car park. It hadn't occurred to me that she was rather petite and the meter was...
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  23. Usage data lost when switching one fuel

    Posted by talldave, 15-05-19
    I was using PP for both fuels but have just switched away for gas. All historic usage data for gas has vanished from the app. Might be nice to leave the old data visible?
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  24. Hi Dutch, these are monitors not smart meters, so...

    Posted by talldave, 15-05-19
    Hi Dutch, these are monitors not smart meters, so maybe worth their own thread? Clip on electricity monitors are usually pretty inaccurate the lower the consumption. Have you compared the readings...
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  25. Have you thought about changing the limits for...

    Posted by talldave, 11-05-19
    Have you thought about changing the limits for day/night readings from E7 meters?
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