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mickf

Member Since 26 Jun 2015
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In Topic: Energy companies, sigh.

16 April 2017 - 12:54 AM

Speaking of Origin they are a public company, they took over Country Energies retail business.Country Energy is a Govt owned company, they are all a pack of c____ts these power company retailers.

AGL accepted the TOU when I had it installed and so did Origin,but not happy little chappies either of them

The only other discount I got was 15% for direct debit. 


In Topic: Energy companies, sigh.

13 April 2017 - 08:47 PM

Well I am sorry the way I fired up,mainly I was trying to explain the way they have put the prices up 

by stealth.

The TOU metering as I tried to explain is the way to go,they are going to say its unavailable but threaten 

them and see how you go.I am very slow on these bloody things and what pissed me off most was the trouble

I went to explain the best I could and how long it took me.I certainly did not google it mia culpa


In Topic: Energy companies, sigh.

12 April 2017 - 09:35 PM

WTF IS CR/LF'S all that I wrote was from my own mouth and was written to be helpful about electricity bills.

It is all fact from my position of face to face on the job customer high consumption electricity accounts,SERVICE

MARKER,LEADING HAND AND THEN MANAGER.SORRY ABOUT THAT.BEEN RETIRED FOR 9 YEARS.

I worked as an electrician at SRCC.THOSE WERE THE INCREMENTS OF HOW THE INCREASES BECAME INTO

BEING ON YOUR POWER BILL. SRCC It then became ENERGY SOUTH,then GREAT SOUTHERN ENERGY then COUNTRY

ENERGY then now ESSENTIAL ENERGY.ALL I DID WAS TRY TO SHOW HOW AND WHY ELECTRICITY IS

SO FUCKING DEAR NOW.THAT IS HOW THEY HAVE GOT YOU BY THE BALLS NOW. SORRY IF IT WAS NO

FUCKING USE YOU UNGRATEFUL PRICK.NOW I HAVE SOLAR AS WELL IF YOU WANT TO PAY $25000 AND MY BILL IS $90

NOT $200 IN THE WINTER, SUMMER YOU WORK IT OUT[SUN-SOLAR]

 

 

I would have to sit down next to you to explain it all.Maybe I did not write it very well as I am not real smart.


And I thought you were crying about the price of electricity?


In Topic: Energy companies, sigh.

11 April 2017 - 10:39 PM

Your bill is made up in such a way that there is a charge for the fact you have the pleasure of having electricity,then you have the standing charge

 

 

for the meter and the meter reader to read it and the lovely GST.If your added the first three together you would find that nearly half your bill goes 

 

 

to these items.Years ago it use to be say the first 300 KW Hrs at say X$ ,then the next or rest was at say Y$. X the first 300 KW Hrs would be a penalty

 

 

nearly 2 to 21/2 times the price of Y.Then they changed it to the first 30 KW Hrs per day at X$+ ,then the next 100 KW Hrs was Y$+ ,and privatised it and

 

 

now you revert back to the start ie.Top of the page.It has been done by stealth over the years I am a sparky and worked the later part of my career

 

 

with the supply authorities.You can cut your bill by going on whats called TOU which stands for Time of Use.If say you work all day and these is no one

 

 

home,that is when there are Peak Loads because all the power is being used by offices, factories etc, now your done your toil you come home,there 

 

 

is still a lot going on but not such a drag on the power usage [this is not you] it is a Mid Range as far as the draw on the power companies goes.

 

 

Say at 10pm this the Off Peak time or 11pm in some cases depends where you live.Now with the TOU from the 10pm or 11pm time slot your hot water

 

 

starts to heat.Now the TOU set up kicks in too,if you can put dish washer,washing machine, dryer ,pool filter or all those things that use high power on in that

 

 

Off Peak time slot your meter reads at Off Peak rates and on week ends it is on Off Peak all weekend.You would have to change your usage patterns to these times.

 

 

It may seem a pain in the arse but if you can stick to the pattern of using the high hitters as I have pointed out and be rigid about it can cut your bill by two thirds.So the

 

 

hrs you are looking at Mon to Fri 10pm or 11pm till 7am and on weekends 10pm or 11pm Fri  till  Mon 7am.I cut a $600 bill to $200.You would have to get a sparky 

 

 

to do the metering,pay for the meter all at the only one outlay.They may say it can't be done [ the Supply Authority ]threaten them with the onsbudsman .Wish you luck:) Amen  


In Topic: Adult ADD

11 April 2017 - 08:46 PM

I am on medication for mood disorder and bipolar and I have had the problem since 1974.I found it interesting  some of the 

 

 

links put up by tastywheat , its typical of depression. Also have panic attacks on and off,but the walking into room and forgetting what you are there for is one that

 

 

pisses me off now!!!! Had to laugh about the stapler comment.The only thing that would calm me down after a panic attack was zanax,been taken off the market now,

 

 

but still have a bottle or two.I found that valium was no good for me I could take them like jelly beans with no real affect [maybe from the other shit I was on] I would

 

 

certainly be seeing a GP to start with.Good luck :)