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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by Heng Heng Heng » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:13 pm

Good thinking. LOL
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by that genius » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:24 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:53 pm
that genius wrote:... and reported him to EDC.
What happened to him?

Unless they tell you a different rate when you move in, or rig your meter like Heng was talking about, I see it as nothing but overcharging.
The law sees it as a crime...overcharging is not a crime, witness some bars charging $5+ for a local beer.
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by that genius » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:26 pm

The moral of this story is establish the rate when you negotiate the lease. Ask for a lower rent, if they won't budge, insist on EDC rate. If they don't look elsewhere, and avoid future problems.
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by zmth » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:35 pm

Don't know that exact location you all are but as i recall in Sihanoukville about feb 2017 I rented a month in Sarang guesthouse downtown and had to pay my own electric and came out to an ungodly high amount - not sure what proportion was extra charge perhaps from hotel but seems in general very high charges electricity compared to even say Manila and Angeles in Luzon PI. Just behind my hotel room they said locals are living in those apartments and it seems they are occupied as their curtains do change but i have as yet to see any lights ever at night shining in them. Perhaps many locals just live with NO electricity even in city apartments ?
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by that genius » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:41 pm

Most live without aircon, and seldom use fans.

Electricity is increasingly becoming a luxury, like potable water via municipal mains.

Contact your supplier, establish the rate, test for piggy-backing if suspect.

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 pm

in one of my apartments in SHV i struggled getting my electric bill over $6 each month, the land lady just used to laugh and say i must live like Khmer and never use the electric lol but im sure the reason was because my box was broken, i remember posting pictures on here showing my monthly readings, the highest bill i got was $11 and thats cuz i was using the aircon quite a lot due to it being April
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:09 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 pm
in one of my apartments in SHV i struggled getting my electric bill over $6 each month, the land lady just used to laugh and say i must live like Khmer and never use the electric lol but im sure the reason was because my box was broken, i remember posting pictures on here showing my monthly readings, the highest bill i got was $11 and thats cuz i was using the aircon quite a lot due to it being April
How much for the broken box? Dibbs.
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:23 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 pm
in one of my apartments in SHV i struggled getting my electric bill over $6 each month, the land lady just used to laugh and say i must live like Khmer and never use the electric lol but im sure the reason was because my box was broken, i remember posting pictures on here showing my monthly readings, the highest bill i got was $11 and thats cuz i was using the aircon quite a lot due to it being April
How much for the broken box? Dibbs.
Haha here was my post from the other year...
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu May 19, 2016 5:01 pm
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
phuketrichard wrote: Jamie; i cant believe u only spend this
"Elec + Water = $2.50"
electric is 1,000 riel/kwh (if ur lucky) so ur only using 8 kwh/month Impossible unless ur NEVER there.
a frig will cost more than that
tbh all i run is my fridge, my laptop, my fan, my lights and occasionally my aircon, i was shocked that i had only used 4kw this month
cant be . :stir:
i pay 1500/kwh :lol:
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ill write it clearer here

18/01 - 18/02

2649
2657 = 8kw = 12,000r
water = 4000r
total = 16,000r

18/02 - 21/03
2657
2666 = 9kw = 13500r
water = 6000r
total = 19,500r

21/03 - 20/04
2666
2686 = 20kw = 30,000r
water = 4000r
total = 34,000r

20/04 - 18/05
2686
2690 = 4kw = 6,000r
water = 4000r
total = 10,000r
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ps. heres my meter
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:29 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Spoiler:
StroppyChops wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 pm
in one of my apartments in SHV i struggled getting my electric bill over $6 each month, the land lady just used to laugh and say i must live like Khmer and never use the electric lol but im sure the reason was because my box was broken, i remember posting pictures on here showing my monthly readings, the highest bill i got was $11 and thats cuz i was using the aircon quite a lot due to it being April
How much for the broken box? Dibbs.
Haha here was my post from the other year...
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu May 19, 2016 5:01 pm
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
phuketrichard wrote: Jamie; i cant believe u only spend this
electric is 1,000 riel/kwh (if ur lucky) so ur only using 8 kwh/month Impossible unless ur NEVER there.
a frig will cost more than that


cant be . :stir:
i pay 1500/kwh :lol:
Image
ill write it clearer here

18/01 - 18/02

2649
2657 = 8kw = 12,000r
water = 4000r
total = 16,000r

18/02 - 21/03
2657
2666 = 9kw = 13500r
water = 6000r
total = 19,500r

21/03 - 20/04
2666
2686 = 20kw = 30,000r
water = 4000r
total = 34,000r

20/04 - 18/05
2686
2690 = 4kw = 6,000r
water = 4000r
total = 10,000r
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ps. heres my meter
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Yeah, still dibbs.
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Re: My girlfriend is paying 2000 riel/kwh for electricity, is this normal?

Post by stevenjb » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:26 am

Perhaps have a guy negotiate with the landlord, he may not be so attentive with a girl questioning the rate.
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