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Hi, why are standard charges so unfair. I'm in the North West and paying almost double on my electricity standard charge than a customer in London and more than customers in other parts of the country. 
Why are Ofgem allowing this?
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  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,093 Forumite
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    Oh dear not another standing charge thread

    I'm sure someone will be along soon to point out the reasons 
  • Hi, why are standard charges so unfair. I'm in the North West and paying almost double on my electricity standard charge than a customer in London and more than customers in other parts of the country. 
    Why are Ofgem allowing this?
    Network costs per dwelling higher in the North West than in London, there are a lot more miles of cable per dwelling and a lot fewer dwellings per transformer in the North West than in London.
    Ofgem are allowing it because it is entirely sensible.

  • I could go on a rant but the basic answer is because there are more properties by area in London than other part of the country.
  • One-Eye
    One-Eye Posts: 66,436 Forumite
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    edited 27 September 2023 at 12:49PM
    For the price cap that applies October-December 2023.

    For an Ofgem "Typical Low" user (1800kWh electricity, 8000kWh gas)
    Cheapest = London £1312.45, Most Expensive = N.Wales & Mersey £1398.33 (6.54% more)

    For an Ofgem "Typical Medium" user (2900kWh electricity, 12000kWh gas)
    Cheapest = East Midlands £1881.64, Most Expensive = N.Wales & Mersey £1986.39 (5.57% more)

    For an Ofgem "Typical High" user (4300kWh electricity, 17000kWh gas)
    Cheapest = East Midlands £2594.78, Most Expensive = N.Wales & Mersey £2728.53 (5.15% more)

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