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Old 09-12-2023, 21:40   #2416
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Re: The energy crisis

Got my new prices from OVO today (for January).

Gas:
kWh Rate From 6.76p to 7.29p
Standing Charge From 29.11p to 29.60p

Electricity:
kWh Rate From 26.75p to 28.01p
Standing Charge From 50.31p to 50.68p

Could have been worse I guess, makes you weep when you recall what they were 3 years ago ...
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Old 10-12-2023, 10:29   #2417
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Re: The energy crisis

My Octopus rate changes for the Eastern region paying via Direct Debit, the eastern region has the lowest standing charge compared to all their others by a large margin.

Octopus Rate Changes January 2024.

Gas:
kWh Rate From 6.78p to 7.31p (7.82% increase)
Standing Charge From 27.47p to 27.47p (no change)

Electricity:
kWh Rate From 27.93p to 29.22p (4.62% increase)
Standing Charge From 42.01p to 42.01p (no change)

I still have the option to go on a fixed rate which reduces the bill by 3 a month but I'm not going to.
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Old 10-12-2023, 12:29   #2418
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Re: The energy crisis

Just to compare my DD Octopus standard rate to SnoopZ's Eastern region, not sure of my actual octopus region, but I am in Manchester.

Gas from 1st January 2024

Unit rate (per kWh) was 6.898p to 7.422p
Standing charge (per day) 27.468p no change

Electricity from 1st January 2024

Unit rate (per kWh) 27.212p to 28.440p
Standing charge (per day) 49.77p no change


My husband and I need to keep the house warm due to my health so when I worked out whether the other Octopus options would be cheaper it seems, at the moment best to stay as we are.
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Old 10-12-2023, 14:40   #2419
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Re: The energy crisis

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Just to compare my DD Octopus standard rate to SnoopZ's Eastern region, not sure of my actual octopus region, but I am in Manchester.

Gas from 1st January 2024

Unit rate (per kWh) was 6.898p to 7.422p
Standing charge (per day) 27.468p no change

Electricity from 1st January 2024

Unit rate (per kWh) 27.212p to 28.440p
Standing charge (per day) 49.77p no change


My husband and I need to keep the house warm due to my health so when I worked out whether the other Octopus options would be cheaper it seems, at the moment best to stay as we are.
Based on what you have posted you're North West according to the chart.
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Old 10-12-2023, 15:12   #2420
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Based on what you have posted you're North West according to the chart.
Assumed I was in the North West price area but wasn't sure if Octopus used the normal geographical divisions.

Would be interesting to see what the different rates are in the other Octopus regions.

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Assumed I was in the North West price area but wasn't sure if Octopus used the normal geographical divisions.

Would be interesting to see what the different rates are in the other Octopus regions.

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Click the link I posted a few posts up it's all in there the different rates.

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Old 10-12-2023, 18:45   #2422
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Re: The energy crisis

Sorry SnoopZ, I should have read the whole link. Silly me!
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Re: The energy crisis

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Just to compare my DD Octopus standard rate to SnoopZ's Eastern region, not sure of my actual octopus region, but I am in Manchester.

Gas from 1st January 2024

Unit rate (per kWh) was 6.898p to 7.422p
Standing charge (per day) 27.468p no change

Electricity from 1st January 2024

Unit rate (per kWh) 27.212p to 28.440p
Standing charge (per day) 49.77p no change


My husband and I need to keep the house warm due to my health so when I worked out whether the other Octopus options would be cheaper it seems, at the moment best to stay as we are.
Have you spoken to Macmillan, they might be able to help
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Re: The energy crisis

What crisis, so couldn't resist
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Have you spoken to Macmillan, they might be able to help
Thanks for caring Daddy ♥. I'm not the one with cancer. and my husband, who does, has talked to a counsellor when needed.

Longer explanation ...... I have Cold AIHA and just don't have enough mature red blood cells with the resultant reduced oxygen levels restricting my activity levels. One side effect of my condition is that my body has problems regulating my temperature. At the moment I'm kind of stable, my body churning out new RBCs faster than my immune system can destroy the mature ones, but I am very sensitive to the cold so my husband and I would rather turn up the heating and keep me toasty warm.
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Expensive compared to other providers, are you stuck with them or do you have other options?
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my husband and I would rather turn up the heating and keep me toasty warm.
I prefer that option anyway, not a fan of feeling cool.
I strike a happy (hopefully) medium between my desire to be nice and warm v the cost (which has improved since I had a new boiler).
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Expensive compared to other providers, are you stuck with them or do you have other options?
I have compared the only other one that services this area, and it was such a tiny cost difference over a full year, that it was not worth the hassle. It's a postcode lottery, as friends just a few miles away get far cheaper prices.
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Re: The energy crisis

Ofgem are proposing to increase the price cap to cover customer debts owed to energy retailers.
BBC News - Energy bills could rise by 16 to cover customers' debts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67725424

The irony of this is that higher bills will risk more customer falling into debt in the first place.
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