gurramok Closed Account
#1

Wtf? All to line the pockets of an overpaid ESB. Guess the mild winter has hit ESB profits hard, they had to find out a way to punish users who do try to cut their bills
[quote="
Electric Ireland has set another charge on more than 100,000 householders because they are not using a lot of electricity.

A new 'low user standing charge' came into effect on February 1 targeting customers who use an average of two units or less per day.

According to the Irish Times, their bills will increase by 15.5 cent per day - that is €9.45 in a two-monthly bill.

Householders have been told about the increase in bill inserts in the past fortnight.

Read more: "]
Electric Ireland has set another charge on more than 100,000 householders because they are not using a lot of electricity.

A new 'low user standing charge' came into effect on February 1 targeting customers who use an average of two units or less per day.

According to the Irish Times, their bills will increase by 15.5 cent per day - that is €9.45 in a two-monthly bill.

Householders have been told about the increase in bill inserts in the past fortnight.

Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/low-electricity-users-hit-with-extra-charge-541340.html#ixzz1nZZw69IN

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Biggins Banned
#2

More details here: http://www.thejournal.ie/energy-customers-face-minimum-charge-for-not-using-enough-electricity-366894-Feb2012/

Its a bit much by them.
They try and give good reason for it but frankly as the saying goes "It leaves a bad taste in the mouth".

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the groutch Registered User
#3

it will be mostly 2nd homes or holiday homes effected, it's almost impossible to live on less than 2 units a day in a property

silly Registered User
#4

When is this sh1t going to end...

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#5

Just fit a timer that will switch something on for a few minutes a day.

Caveman1 Registered User
#6

Only in Ireland

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Nothingbetter2d Closed Account
#7

switch electricity provider.

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Jesus Shaves Registered User
#8

Nothingbetter2d said:
switch electricity provider.


Exactly, No point complaining and then doing nothing about it.

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pcardin Registered User
#9

Rip-off Ireland

Paparazzo Registered User
#10

Nothingbetter2d said:
switch electricity provider.


Exactly. If a phone company or any other service provider put up their charges would their be a thread about it?
Change provider and stop moaning

jack presley Moderator
#11

the groutch said:
it will be mostly 2nd homes or holiday homes effected, it's almost impossible to live on less than 2 units a day in a property


Yeah but there are no sensationalist headlines if that point is emphasised

gbee Closed Account
#12

It's really the mad house, isn't it?

Lower your carbon footprint by using less electricity and we'll charge you more anyway.

Don't use a toll road and we'll pay the company to mind and empty road.

I'm sure there are more.

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Biggins Banned
#13

It reminds me of Ryanair and their debit cards!
Use it enough and supposedly you don't get charged for possession of it - don't use it as much and you do get charged.
My point is that sadly if Ryanair can do this type of thing - the prospect of ESB being stopped from doing something somewhat similar, will be low.

ejmaztec Registered User
#14

I think the ESB solved the problem for me by connecting my meter to ten houses and a factory, so I'll never be charged over the odds for using too little.

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Biggins Banned
#15

ejmaztec said:
I think the ESB solved the problem for me by connecting my meter to ten houses and a factory, so I'll never be charged over the odds for using too little.


You too!

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