Electricity price increase incoming

freeek

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Why do prepaid users get billed more than post paid? There was such a big drive to get everybody on prepaid when it came out, one would expect it to be cheaper since there is no risk of no payment.

Residents who are billed using conventional means will pay 7.36 percent more for electricity usage, while prepaid customers will pay 7.45 percent extra for their electricity consumption.
 

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Why do prepaid users get billed more than post paid? There was such a big drive to get everybody on prepaid when it came out, one would expect it to be cheaper since there is no risk of no payment.

Residents who are billed using conventional means will pay 7.36 percent more for electricity usage, while prepaid customers will pay 7.45 percent extra for their electricity consumption.

Because they can make more money off you on prepaid.
 
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Have a look at the tariff document, there is usually more additional charges associated with credit meters than prepaid.
 

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Why do prepaid users get billed more than post paid? There was such a big drive to get everybody on prepaid when it came out, one would expect it to be cheaper since there is no risk of no payment.

Residents who are billed using conventional means will pay 7.36 percent more for electricity usage, while prepaid customers will pay 7.45 percent extra for their electricity consumption.

prepaid is cheaper! You not liable to pay network and service charges. View the latest price tariff on page 7 http://joburg.org.za/images/stories/2014/June/2014-15 approved tariffs.pdf

I would rather put that R472.55(excluding vat) towards buying prepaid units. Roughly spend money R300 per month on electricity but this charge in total with network charge + service charge = R900


Imagine being charged TOU(time of use) off peak cheaper and peak more expense, once smart meters have been installed in every household.

The municipal surcharges for converting from other tariff options to the TOU structure
will no longer be charged. TOU tariffs have been adjusted to accommodate this
revocation.
5.5.9
The TOU periods are defined as fo
llows:
5.5.9.1
Weekdays
5.5.9.1.1
PEAK : 07h00
-
10h00, and 18h00
-
20h00
5.5.9.1.2
STANDARD : 06h00
-
07h00, 10h00
-
18h00, and 20h00
-
22h00
5.5.9.1.3
OFF
-
PEAK : 22h00
-
06h00
5.5.9.2
Saturdays
5.5.9.2.1
PEAK : none
5.5.9.2.2
STANDARD : 07h00
-
12h00, and 18h00
-
20h00
5.5.9.2.3
OFF
-
PEAK : All hours not defined as STANDARD
5.5.9.3
Sundays
5.5.9.3.1
All hours are OFF
-
PEAK
 
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Ryansr

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It makes sense that they have to raise electricity prices during winter. In that way people can learn how their worst case scenario will be like since we all tend to consume more electricity during the winter months. :)
 

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All this while Eishkom need to figure out how not to have blackouts when the platinum belt sucks up an extra 400MW when fully running again.. This while they can't meet the pre-strike end demands hahahahahahahahs
 

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All this while Eishkom need to figure out how not to have blackouts when the platinum belt sucks up an extra 400MW when fully running again.. This while they can't meet the pre-strike end demands hahahahahahahahs

They should stop selling Electricity to neighbouring countries.
 

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What about all those living in squatter camps, does the increase cover up their usage

Will it ever stop. They do it all the time and the government do nothing about it.
We earners pay so much we barely make it to buy food.And now this
 

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prepaid is cheaper! You not liable to pay network and service charges. View the latest price tariff on page 7 http://joburg.org.za/images/stories/2014/June/2014-15 approved tariffs.pdf

I would rather put that R472.55(excluding vat) towards buying prepaid units. Roughly spend money R300 per month on electricity but this charge in total with network charge + service charge = R900


Imagine being charged TOU(time of use) off peak cheaper and peak more expense, once smart meters have been installed in every household.

The municipal surcharges for converting from other tariff options to the TOU structure
will no longer be charged. TOU tariffs have been adjusted to accommodate this
revocation.
5.5.9
The TOU periods are defined as fo
llows:
5.5.9.1
Weekdays
5.5.9.1.1
PEAK : 07h00
-
10h00, and 18h00
-
20h00
5.5.9.1.2
STANDARD : 06h00
-
07h00, 10h00
-
18h00, and 20h00
-
22h00
5.5.9.1.3
OFF
-
PEAK : 22h00
-
06h00
5.5.9.2
Saturdays
5.5.9.2.1
PEAK : none
5.5.9.2.2
STANDARD : 07h00
-
12h00, and 18h00
-
20h00
5.5.9.2.3
OFF
-
PEAK : All hours not defined as STANDARD
5.5.9.3
Sundays
5.5.9.3.1
All hours are OFF
-
PEAK

Nope. Even when you take those charges into account.

I actually worked with a guy that worked on a prepaid electricity purchasing system where you could buy units. Even he said prepaid is more expensive per unit.

It only seems cheaper because you might use less.

Cost per unit is more though.
 

RichardG

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I heard that some prepaid meters in general can be set to charge you a more expensive price depending on your suburb. This lady went to complain to her local municipality saying she is paying too much on electricity it was discovered upon opening the meter they set her meter on a higher rate.

The cost per unit isn't that much.. You still saving .

Everyone who has an open meter pay monthly network charge & service charge on prepaid those fees get scrap.. R500 can go towards units instead of paying the R500 additional. R500 you paying is like insurance for those who don't pay their municipality bill and for the meter guy to come to your premises.
 

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I heard that some prepaid meters in general can be set to charge you a more expensive price depending on your suburb. This lady went to complain to her local municipality saying she is paying too much on electricity it was discovered upon opening the meter they set her meter on a higher rate.

The cost per unit isn't that much.. You still saving .

Everyone who has an open meter pay monthly network charge & service charge on prepaid those fees get scrap.. R500 can go towards units instead of paying the R500 additional. R500 you paying is like insurance for those who don't pay their municipality bill and for the meter guy to come to your premises.

Even what you take that into account.

Per unit prepaid is more expensive. Never mind the hassle in driving around to find the shop with the cheaper rate.
 

nicok87

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Do the other countries Eskom supplies also get a price increase?..:wtf:
 

RichardG

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Even what you take that into account.

Per unit prepaid is more expensive. Never mind the hassle in driving around to find the shop with the cheaper rate.

No such thing as cheaper rate! It is a fixed rate if the vendor selling you electricity is charging you more they can get into trouble....

If you talking about third party meters example land lords and some gated communities have them installed on their premises - they get a kick back on every time a tenant/owner recharges.

https://www.prepaid24.co.za/tariffs-and-charges_faq_op_list_category_29

It doesn't matter if it is more expensive! Instead of paying R450+ (NETWORK & SERVICE charge) that gets scrapped out on pre-paid and that money can be used to buy units.
 
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