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Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 am
by bro.s'art
Hello, my last electricity bill is higher than the months before despite power failure and holidays. I was seven days in Kep so only refrigerator and freezer consumed electricity. The power failures in this accounting period took place daily from March 14th up to Sundays, so again about 50-60 hours.
My consumption last month 402 kwh in this month despite the cancellations and vacation 461kwh.
How can that be?

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:38 am
by Kammekor
bro.s'art wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 am
Hello, my last electricity bill is higher than the months before despite power failure and holidays. I was seven days in Kep so only refrigerator and freezer consumed electricity. The power failures in this accounting period took place daily from March 14th up to Sundays, so again about 50-60 hours.
My consumption last month 402 kwh in this month despite the cancellations and vacation 461kwh.
How can that be?
It shouldn't.

I can only think of two explanations.

1. If you use an aircon / fridge it will switch off during powercuts, but has to make up for that when power is on, using more power at that time, so hardly any savings here. Using these continually is the cheapest in terms of power consumption.
2. During times when there is power, the voltage or amperage might be low, making your meter run faster.

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:03 am
by hanno
Happened to everybody. My bill in March was double than what it usually is.

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:25 am
by Bangkoktrapper
Double the price half the service only in KoW

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:37 am
by frank lee bent
when the voltage is very low the meters show erroneously high readings. EDC knows this.

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:44 am
by Doc67
frank lee bent wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:37 am
when the voltage is very low the meters show erroneously high readings. EDC knows this.
FLB, can you expand on this? I am not knowledgeable on voltage, amperage etc. I would have thought that the 'usage' would be the same when power was available and zero when it out not. Please advise / educate me...

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:07 am
by frank lee bent
I can't really. There was a long winded explanation on FB about the loads needing more of the lower voltage to do the same work and causing a higher reading on the meter but I can't really prove it. Many many reports of bills doubling on FB though.

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:16 am
by Bangkoktrapper
Thanks you mr Frank lee bent for the info.

Atleast someone knows a bit about current situation in KoW.

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:29 am
by RogueAnt
Low voltage can cause anything with a compressor to short cycle and operating it (ie the fridge) in this condition can consume 20-50% more energy and never reach the set cooling point.

Re: Electricity bill is higher than the months before

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:26 pm
by Duncan
Is this the answer


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