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Post by Richard S. » Thu. Oct. 06, 2022 9:37 am

hotblast1357 wrote:
Thu. Oct. 06, 2022 6:40 am
It seems like the night day rate is a wash around here, the night rate is cheaper but the day right is more,
If they are going to be offering two rates it actually makes sense, there is an extraordinary difference in the wholesale cost of the power over 24 hours especially during high demand events. In other words if you are paying a flat rate the wholesale cost of the power at 6AM during cold weather or 6PM during hot weather is probably more than what you are paying for it.

 
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Post by coalnewbie » Thu. Oct. 06, 2022 6:36 pm

Once again come to the coal board for advice. So an offer of TOU will be ignored

 
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Post by tsb » Thu. Oct. 06, 2022 10:49 pm

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Post by hank2 » Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 12:32 am

I'm amazed at how many of you have time of day discount on power. I've never had it and have never seen it offered around here by either area power supplier. I got a smart meter forced on me about 5 years ago. Thankfully it's outside of an unused bedroom.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 6:13 am

hank2 wrote:
Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 12:32 am
I'm amazed at how many of you have time of day discount on power. I've never had it and have never seen it offered around here by either area power supplier. I got a smart meter forced on me about 5 years ago. Thankfully it's outside of an unused bedroom.
I wonder if it depends on how most of your power is generated. e.g. I would expect NG to be easier to ramp up and down than nuclear or hydro.

My new straight rate meter was installed yesterday. I confirmed that it is a “dumb meter”, which is kind of surprising consisting how common smart meters are now.

 
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Post by rberq » Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 8:41 am

Rob R. wrote:
Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 6:13 am
My new straight rate meter was installed yesterday. I confirmed that it is a “dumb meter”, which is kind of surprising consisting how common smart meters are now.
I thought one benefit of smart meters was to help pinpoint outages and speed up repairs. If the meter for 905 Hicks Road is still reporting back to the central computer, but the ones at 907 and higher have stopped reporting, then the repair crew knows right where to look for a broken line. But I have seen no publicity about this feature, so I don't know if it is true or not.


 
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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 8:59 am

rberq wrote:
Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 8:41 am
I thought one benefit of smart meters was to help pinpoint outages and speed up repairs. If the meter for 905 Hicks Road is still reporting back to the central computer, but the ones at 907 and higher have stopped reporting, then the repair crew knows right where to look for a broken line. But I have seen no publicity about this feature, so I don't know if it is true or not.
That is true.

 
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Post by nut » Fri. Oct. 07, 2022 9:31 am

Around here it meant no more meter readers. There is a PPL center near me that had a parking lot full of cars. Now there are hardly any. PPL said no one was let go, just not replaced when they retired.

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