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Gas Kwh unit split

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lindabea
lindabea Posts: 1,478 Forumite
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Hi,

My gas is currently with EDF, and I'm intrigued to know how the kwh is split into the high rate and the remaining charged at the lower rate. I tried to work out if there is a constant % split by looking at previous bills, but the portion of units they allocate at the higher rate seems to vary - I cannot work out how the do it. To give you an example, my total units for current qtr is 1040 - they used the first 229 at 17.1 and remaining 811 at 11.73. It would appear that it is a pro-rata of some sort - can anyone shed some light on this please.

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  • Magentasue
    Magentasue Posts: 4,229 Forumite
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    Quickest way to find out would be to ring EDF and ask how it's done for your tariff - I know nPower charge more of the Tier 1 units in the winter and others do the same all year around. It's usually a set number per quarter or year, but if you only use Tier 1 units in a quarter, the number will obviously be lower and you won't pay any Tier 2.
  • KimYeovil
    KimYeovil Posts: 6,156 Forumite
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    Two clicks from the front page of their site:
    Gas
    Where applicable, the Band A rate will apply to a block of 2680 kWh p/a. This will be
    applied on a pro rata basis for each day covered by the relevant bill and rounded to the
    nearest whole kWh e.g. for a bill covering 90 days the first 661 kWh used in that billing
    period would be charged at the Band A rate all other day kWh will be charged at the
    Band B rate.

    Are you sure you are looking at a quarterly bill? - your "the first 229 at 17.1 and remaining 811 at 11.73" reads more like a monthly statement.
  • lindabea
    lindabea Posts: 1,478 Forumite
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    Hi Kim, no it's definitely a quarterly bill. I think there is a band of units which are charged at the higher rate, and it would appear they pro-rata the quarterly units according to the units used in any quarter. I'd love to know how they base it, as it could have implications when they change their prices.
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  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,042 Forumite
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    Are you sure you are not looking at the Electricity Bill?

    They use I believe 225 a quarter(900pa) for electricity. So that would be correct for a 93 day quarter.

    If it is gas at 17.1p and 11.73p a kWh you are really being ripped off!!!;)
  • KimYeovil
    KimYeovil Posts: 6,156 Forumite
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    Doh! !!!!!
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