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    • robk456
    • By robk456 7th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
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    CEC bug?
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    • 7th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
    CEC bug? 7th Sep 17 at 2:27 PM
    I have been getting updated quotes from the CEC as I'm about to switch my supply. I found that if I enter an annual gas usage of over 85000kWh then the only results that come up are for Scottish Power. Is this by design or is it a bug? Other comparison sites show lots of other suppliers that are cheaper than SP for this usage.
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    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 7th Sep 17, 3:48 PM
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    85 THOUSAND kWh is a lot of gas, it is at the commercial level of usage. The UK average is 13 thousand kWh. So no wonder some sites will not quote for that level of use as it seems well out of scope for a domestic user.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 7th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    The max for Domestic Tariff is 60,000 kWh; over that Commercial/Business
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • robk456
    • By robk456 7th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
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    I know, it's a ridiculous amount but my last bill says I've used 88500 kWh in the last 12 months. It's an old draughty property and the heating system is very inefficient, but I only rent it so there's not much I can do. I've started a switch to Avro Energy so hopefully that will save a fair bit.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 8th Sep 17, 8:23 AM
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    I know, it's a ridiculous amount but my last bill says I've used 88500 kWh in the last 12 months. It's an old draughty property and the heating system is very inefficient, but I only rent it so there's not much I can do. I've started a switch to Avro Energy so hopefully that will save a fair bit.
    Originally posted by robk456
    So you are paying over £2.5k per year just for heating etc???
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 8th Sep 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:11 AM
    To give you a choice of tariffs put 60,000 into the annual consumption.


    Are you sure the readings are Actual - not a low Estimate 12 months ago and a high one now.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • robk456
    • By robk456 8th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
    So you are paying over £2.5k per year just for heating etc???
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Yes, actually over £3.5k since I am on Eon's standard rate . I tried switching to npower last year but they made a huge mess of it and I'm only now able to try switching again. They are paying compensation though so that's something.

    To give you a choice of tariffs put 60,000 into the annual consumption.

    Are you sure the readings are Actual - not a low Estimate 12 months ago and a high one now.
    Originally posted by Robin9
    85000 was close enough and worked ok, I just wanted to report the possible bug really. The meter readings were actual ones that I took myself.

    I've dug out the EPC I got from the landlord and the house has an energy efficiency rating of 30 which puts it in band F. The boiler is over 15 years old and has an F rating too. I see there are new laws that say any rented property has to be brought up to at least band E from April next year, so hopefully the landlord will have to do something if we're still living there then.
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