Primary Unit Rate / Secondary Unit Rate

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Can anyone tell me what this means??

E-on have sent me a letter telling my what the price rises will be and have listed Primary Unit rates and Secondary Unit rates - I don't understand what these are - I feel sure that I will get a far more sensible answer from you knowledgable lot than a call centre.

TIA

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  • paceinternet
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    It's a way of not having a standing charge.
    So they charge you more for the primary units to recover the standing charge.
    I think Eon is 900 kwh per year, so each quarter the first 225 kwh are at primary rate, and any more units in that quarter are at the secondary rate.
  • veggielorna
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    Thank you so much for the reply - I always had a sneaky feeling that they were robbing be**ers and know I know for sure :rotfl:
  • brysiewysie
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    It's a way of not having a standing charge.
    So they charge you more for the primary units to recover the standing charge.
    I think Eon is 900 kwh per year, so each quarter the first 225 kwh are at primary rate, and any more units in that quarter are at the secondary rate.

    It is different for different eon products now.
  • brysiewysie
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    Thank you so much for the reply - I always had a sneaky feeling that they were robbing be**ers and know I know for sure :rotfl:

    If you don't like they've probably got a standing charge version so you can pay around 40p a day whether you use any energy or not.
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