AlanG wrote: »
Ok thanks. The questions I have is
1) can I insist on staying on my present 10 hour cheap tariff (20.30 to 06.30 hrs)(even at slightly enhanced rates) Or can my supplier insist to change my timer to 7 hours. See my bolded text below.
2) When I change suppliers , what is the chances of the new supplier spotting my favourable tariff and forcing a change by changing my meter as above. Will I be better off staying put with my present supplier . As you can imagine those 3 hrs off peak rate are very valuable to me. I have changed once to Ebico (Southern ) without "getting spotted" but am wary to change in future.
3 ) my meters are quite old anyway. Meter was replaced and is marked 08 '87 and mechanical timer was put in some years ago. It has a plate marked Code 4 '87 . Dont these by law need to be replaced every 20 years or less?
When I bought my flat in 1983 I took over the meter and supplier was Eastern. The 10 hour tariff was called Day and Night rate.Later I understood that the rate wasn't available to new customers but existing clients could stay on until they voluntarily relinquished it. They couldnt be forced off. (so I believe)
Sometime after June 2004 Powergen changed my tariff to Economy 7 without informing me. They havent changed my meter or timer.
So Where do I stand, I suppose not many suppliers support the Day and Night rate.
Thanks for any help. I LOVE my Day and Night rate .
r!!!6d wrote: »
i hate having to deal with all this lol
dugmuzz wrote: »
I have worked in the market for many years as a Enegry Broker for the major suppliers and the way it works for Night Rates is:
It is the regional Distributors who determine the Night Rate, not that of the suppliers, so it is all dependent on the region you live in but mainly between the hours of 12am - 7.30am.
The best advice, is to ask your supplier directly.
rhoc79 wrote: »
I feel the off peak times should be longer lets say 12 hours 6pm - 6am for people on low income or on benefits
Bluebirdman_of_Alcathays wrote: »
Why should I subsidise the Mick Philpotts of this world even further?
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