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My Energy bill

Dwelling - Apartment

How many people- two

City or State - Sydney

Provider - Energy Australia

Duration - 90 days

KW- 943.00

Average per day - 10.48 KW

Cost - $302.47

Comments- expensive

Comments

  • +49 votes

    Nice try AGL.

  • +1 vote

    Dwelling - House

    People - 5 and half

    City - Melbourne

    Provider - Tango Energy

    Duration - 29 days

    KW - 219

    Ave / Day - 7.57

    Cost - $69.18

    Comments: Winner!!!

  • +1 vote

    This can be Googled. There are so many surveys of a much larger sample population and some do not rely solely on volunteered information so it is probably more reliable.

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    Is there any real cheapskates 💰here or to say nicely “thrifty” ozbargainers who use candles or even garden solar lights instead of turning the lights on ???💡💡💡💡💡

    It’s probably not worth using battery operated lamps

    • +9 votes

      Aliexpress USB lights, charge the powerbrick at work.

    • +8 votes

      My mum’s a real tight wad. Gets round the house at night with a hand torch. Not very convenient or the smartest idea especially when carrying food on plates ‘in the dark’. She placed a large plant pot in the hall to hold down a rug that she had glued to the floor; but one night she forgot that it was there because she couldn’t see it with just the torch and ploughed into it whilst carrying dinner from the kitchen. Spaghetti bol all over the shop and one busted toe!

  • +1 vote

    Why?

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    My Energy bill

    Dwelling - house

    How many people- two and a half

    City or State - Geelong

    Provider - Tango

    Duration - 28 days

    KW- 354.57

    Average per day - 12.66 KW

    Cost - $109

    Comments-

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    My Energy bill
    Dwelling - Apartment
    How many people- 2
    City or State - Melbourne
    Provider - Lumo
    Duration - 30 days
    KW- Not with me right now
    Average per day - N/A
    Cost (with pay on time discount) - $170
    Comments- Electric heating/hot water / oven. Yeah I don't know why, but my power bill is always more expensive than my peers (regardless of where I live), even though I shop around and pay less per kwh…

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    Dwelling - Apartment

    How many people- 2-4

    City or State - WA

    Provider - Strata

    Duration - 34 days

    KW- 398

    Average per day - 11.71 KW

    Cost - $112.74

    Comments- Common hot water system = hot water billed via strata

  • +1 vote

    Dwelling - House

    How many people- two

    City or State - South Australia

    Provider - Alinta

    Duration - 90 days

    KW- 1358

    Average per day - 14.29

    Cost $720.50. Minus pay on time discount of $158.44 = $562.06

    Comments- We have gas as well. $_$

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    Dwelling - house

    People - 4

    State - Qld

    Duration - 95 days

    Provider - Energy Australia

    Kwh - 1992

    Average per day - 20.97

    Cost - $102.87

    More expensive than last quarter as the Mrs has the reverses cycle going 24/7 almost.

  • +2 votes

    Dwelling - House

    How many people- 4

    City or State - Sydney

    Provider - Origin

    Duration - 92 days (22/3/2019 - 21/06/2019)

    KW- 1075

    Average per day - 11.68 KW (+ unmetered solar we use during day light hours)

    Cost - $19.29

    Comments- Solar Panels are awesome and we also have gas. Right now, Solar is producing around 37 KW a day. In summer, it produces over 50 KW a day.
    Origin charge around 28c per KW and 83c per day supply charge (by memory). They pay 20c per KW for my solar.

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      wow 37kW a day on average is really good. I barely register 10kW a day. What system do you have?

      • +1 vote

        Three phase power supply to the house (no 5kw limit). 24 LG 320 watt panels (7.68 KW) with 24 enphase micro inverters.
        Screen shot: daily production

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          Sounds like quite a set up. How much did it set you back, if you don't mind?

          • +1 vote

            @skid: About $12,500 but it wasn't about the money (although if roof space permits, it is more cost effective to install a larger solar array rather than installing batteries). A couple of years ago, I went into the Morwell/Hazelwood coal mine and got to see first hand this dirty big massive hole we have put into the ground. I am not a greenie but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that something isn't right.

  • +1 vote

    Dwelling - House

    How many people - Four

    City or State - QLD

    Provider - AGL saver with 30% pay on time discount

    Duration - 93 days

    KW- 2313 (546 of those are controlled load)

    Average per day - 24.8

    Cost $680.93 Minus pay on time discount and QLD government $50 refund of dividends = $492.95

    Comments- 3 fridges (two are older models), pool and regular use of a clothes dryer. All lighting is LED. No heating because we are in QLD ;)

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      No heating because we are in QLD ;)

      My heater has been on over 12 hours most days for past few months… next bill will be a heart attack :(

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    Dwelling - apartment (freezing cold double brick, cheap rent though)

    How many people - two

    City or State - NSW

    Provider - Energy Australia (Sydney) with 32% pay on time discount

    Duration - 92 days

    KW- 1296

    Average per day - 14

    Cost - 368 after discount

    Comments- 2 fridges, regular use of a clothes dryer, using a bar heater all day working from home baby. $4 a day not to freeze my backside off all winter, easy choice, I'll skip the coffee.

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      Wow, you get a 32% pay on time discount ! 😮

      • +2 votes

        I was on 40% with Amaysim. It means nothing if their base price is jacked up 30% compared to everyone else.

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        Pay on time discounts most of the time is bullocks! Energy companies entice you with it only to charge more for usage and service to property which in the end better to get those companies with less usage charges with no Pay On Time discounts.

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        Slowly creeps up when I call to ask them to increase my discount every time someone post a good offer here on ozbargain. 25 27, 30, then 32.

        Depends on timing mostly.

        Note discounts will differ between states. VIC has had 40% before. But as below, they are BS, you have to work out your charge per hour after discounts and compare to other offerings.

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    Dwelling - Townhouse

    How many people - One

    City or State - NSW

    Provider - Click Energy with 40% pay on time discount

    Duration - 91 days

    KW- 1065 kWh

    Average per day - 11.6 kWh

    Cost - $248.53

    Comments - Probably too high but I use the washing machine and clothes dryer twice a week, keep all the lamps turned on throughout the evening on both floors and keep my computer turned on throughout the afternoon/evening.

  • +1 vote

    I’m fighting the temptation to put these on a spreadsheet which I can filter and/or sort :p

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      I think I lose no matter what, all the other bills are divisible by two or more…

      Allllllll byyyyyy myyyyyyseeeeeeelllllfffff…

  • +1 vote

    Dwelling - 3 story double brick Townhouse with a central stairwell that acts like a chimney

    How many people- One (on average)

    City or State - Sydney

    Provider - Amaysim after they jacked the prices

    Duration - 89 days (16/3-12/06)

    KW- 446.00 - 94kw Peak; 140kw Off Peak; 212kw Shoulder

    Average per day - 5 KW

    Cost - $75.85 after a $125 12month loyalty rebate

    Comments- They jacked their prices up earlier in the year and I waited until now to switch so i could get the $125 rebate. Now with Simply Energy.

    Dwelling - Single story double brick terrace

    How many people- two (average)

    City or State - Sydney

    Provider - AGL

    Duration - 90 days May-Jul

    KW- 570.00

    Average per day - 6.33 KW

    Cost - $267 less $157 Solar FIT = $150

    Comments- 5kw poorly positioned solar PV on roof. Autumn, Summer & Spring bills are all in credit.

  • +1 vote

    If you want some sort of commonality between the quotes, the fields you need are:

    • Retailer
    • Distributor
    • Daily kWh (inc any controlled load)
    • Daily Supply charge
    • Controlled load (yes/no)
    • Plan type (simple / time of use etc)
    • Solar size (kW or 0)
    • Gas hotwater (yes/no)
    • Monthly cost: $x

    The above would be the minimum for any level of basic comparison.

  • +1 vote

    My Energy bill

    Dwelling - Detached House

    How many people- 4

    City or State - Adelaide

    Provider - Simply Energy

    Duration - 91 days

    KW- 2,146 kWh

    Average per day - 23.59 kWh

    Cost - $84.86, but still have $1450 credit. Do I win?

    Comments- I love having solar - bring on Spring!

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      How many kw is your solar system?

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        6.6kW of panels on 5kW inverter. But in my case it's "power company error in your favour". I replaced a smaller system I had, and I'm still getting a high feed-in tariff from that one, but generating heaps more. So I've generated about $3.5K of solar feed ins since December when the new system was installed.

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          damn, if I were you I'd buy 2400w panel heater for each room and get a 7kw split unit for the common area and leave them on until daily saving is on.

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    Dwelling: House
    How many people: 2 x Adults, 2 x Children (<4yo)
    City or State: Brisbane, Queensland
    Provider: AGL (Retailer), Energex (Distributor)
    Duration: 90 days
    Usage: 2250 kWh
    Average: 25 kWh / day
    Cost: $570 (~$190 / month)

    Comments:

    • Includes pay on time discount and $50 credit for "QLD Gov't Asset Owner dividend"
    • Single Rate, which with the discount (25%) equates to ~$0.191 / kWh
    • Supply Charge $0.99 / day
    • No controlled load
    • No solar
    • Gas (LPG) hot water, electric stove (although do some cooking on gas BBQ)

    I regularly look around online to see if I can get a better deal, and last I looked (February) no-one that I looked at compared - even with higher discount %'s - due to higher rates and supply charges. Even AGL's own offerings (at the time) were worse. (Note: this was just looking myself online, not asking on phone).

    I've actually got a spreadsheet I use to quickly plug in the numbers to compare (I also use it for Insurances (Home, Car, Health), Phone, Internet, Gas). Have been meaning to tidy it up and see if anyone want's to use it. One day…

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      😮 wow ,big bill !

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      That is a massive bill for a 4 person house with gas hot water…

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      Use a lot of climate control?

      • +1 vote

        Here's my AGL Energy Insights

        Text for the lazy:

        Category Usage
        Cooking 18%
        Standby 18%
        Lighting 17%
        Fridges & Freezers 14%
        Laundry & Dishwasher 12%
        Home Entertainment 11%
        Anything Else 6%
        Heating 3%

        Obviously the accuracy of this is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        I've been wanting to get one of those energy usage meters like what we got when the government did their big smarter electricity usage thing a few years ago.

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          Thanks. Wow so much standby. I thought standby power was approx 1% of max draw power.

          Might be urban legend though.

          I would turn things off at the plug, but as you say ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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    Dwelling - House

    How many people- two

    City or State - Regional QLD

    Provider - Ergon Energy

    Duration - 31 days

    KW- 40.91 (38.02KW from solar hot water booster)

    Average per day - 1.32 KW

    Cost - $24.66

    Comments- 6.5KW solar + Tesla Powerwall + Solar hot water. General electric usage was 2.89KW. 12.16KW usage per day according to the Tesla app.

  • +1 vote

    I didn't know bills were so low… Unless anyone with a massive bill is sitting here thinking the same.

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    Dwelling - Large house with pool

    How many people- 1 + dog

    City or State - North Queensland

    Provider - Ergon (no choice of provider up here)

    Duration - 90 days

    Average per day - 23.59 KWh

    Cost - ~$600

    Comments- Lot of pool filtering during summer and running the bedroom air con every night in summer. In winter I drop down to $300/QTR (lot less pool filtering and no air con, but electric hot water used a bit).

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    my bills sit around the $100 give or take per quarter.

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    Dwelling - Apartment

    How many people- One

    City or State - Brisbane

    Provider - Origin (No choice)

    Duration - 29 days

    KW- 111.586

    Average per day - 3.60 kWh

    Cost - $62.38

    Comments - ducted air con is on a seperate account via the body corp

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    Easier this way

    For 3ppl our household fit the aprox usage of 1 man as stated on the letter (i have gas as well though)

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    My Energy bill

    Dwelling - House

    How many people- three

    City or State - Adelaide

    Provider - Lumo Energy

    Duration - 90 days

    KW- 676

    Average per day - 7.51 KW

    Cost - $318.57

  • +1 vote

    I'm not going to divulge all my details, but my bills come to $60-70 per month for a family of 5 (and doggo)

    Our secret? 6kW solar system + 7* energy rated home with with double glazed windows throughout

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    My Energy bill

    Dwelling - unit

    How many people- one

    City or State - Melbourne

    Provider - tango

    Duration - 95 days

    KW- 641.16

    Average per day - 6.7491 kw

    Cost - $203.30

    Comments- i don't use the heater as its way too expensive to run, and that total is before the concession discount i get. i also don't have gas

  • +1 vote

    What if you get cold ???⛈⛈⛈☃️

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    My Energy bill

    Dwelling - House

    How many people- 2 + Dog

    City or State - Adelaide SA

    Provider - Simply Energy

    Duration - 30 days

    KW- 192.57

    Average per day - 6.21 kw

    Cost - $78.94

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    Strange, these comments make me wonder if there's something wrong with my electricity readings. I have significantly higher average use per day than most, yet I don't use aircon or heating, do the washing/drying maybe once a month, have 1 fridge etc. so should be more in a lower bracket of usage. Although I do have a fair few baths - wondering if that drives the cost up?

    Dwelling - Apartment

    How many people- 1

    City or State - Melbourne VIC

    Provider - Tango

    Duration - 30 days

    KW- 451

    Average per day - 15.56 kw

    Cost - $95.70

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      Seems a lot, thats nearly $300 for 3 months , only using hotwater in baths shouldn’t be as much as showers
      Your using more than me and we are 2 people,unless you use more in peak times?

      The average is 8.85kw per day for one household yours is nearly double?

  • +1 vote

    If anyone here is complaining about power prices, try living in South Australia. I'm paying 40c/kWh (inc GST, many retailers provide pre GST prices) for the first 460kWh and 43c for subsequent use. In winter.

    Sure, there's a 9% discount on that (was 10%) and Origin gives me an 18c solar FIT, but it's still very very expensive. I would love to be paying only 25c like people above.

    There are cheaper prices out there, but they're always balanced by a lower FIT and higher daily charges. Some places offer as little as 10c/kWh.

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    welling - House

    How many people- two plus 1 3 yrs old kid

    City or State - Melbourne (South East)

    Provider - Click Energy

    Duration - 31 days

    KW- 129.06 (233.27KW Generated from solar to the grid )

    Average per day - 4.2 KW

    Cost - $20.79

    Cost with Pay on time DC - $16.01 (discount is around 20% from memory )

    Comments- 5kw Solar inverter

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