Origin pushing FUD? Also Synergy tariffs.

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Origin pushing FUD? Also Synergy tariffs.

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I found this report on ABC news but no link to the data
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-23/ ... c_news_web

So Origin finds that some people charge their car at night in the peak period.
Certainly, sometimes one has to do so.
However, I can imagine a counter pressure from V2H and V2G pushing power back into the grid if we get paid a bigger feed in tariff for input in peak hours. Perhaps Origin and ARENA need a little less tunnel vision.
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"I have no incentive to not charge during peak times so why shouldn't I?"
If power companies want people to shift their load to sunny/windy times then give us a reason to. In WA we get 10¢ off between 11pm and 5am which is a good start but it doesn't make me want to use power at midday (other than the fact I have solar and want to use my own generation).
Cheap power at lunchtime will make more people run their washing machines then, not everyone will care but it's an easy way to shift a chunk of load.
EVs are only a small load at the moment but they will grow in popularity, policy for charging infrastructure at trainstations and workplaces will help to get more EVs on the road AND get people to charge slowly during the day rather than smashing power in each night at 6pm when they get home.
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Synergy will be introducing a super-off-peak rate from 9 am to 3 pm to soak up cheap and abundant solar. I'll switch to that scheme.
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jonescg wrote: Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 09:18 Synergy will be introducing a super-off-peak rate from 9 am to 3 pm to soak up cheap and abundant solar. I'll switch to that scheme.
@jonescg, were you referring to this: https://www.synergy.net.au/Global/Syner ... anges-2022? The 9am-3pm usage doesn't look cheap at all!

I'm guessing you were referring to their Smart Home Plan with a $0.154c/kWH off-peak charge (9pm-7am), $0.292c/kWH shoulder charge (7am-3pm weekdays and 7am-9pm weekends) and a $0.558c/kWH peak charge (3pm-9pm weekdays).
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I was referring to the Midday Saver:
https://www.synergy.net.au/Our-energy/F ... dday-Saver
I don't think they've finalised the pricing yet, but it's likely to be in the single digits from 9 am to 3 pm, while the daily connection charge is set to go up by about 25%.
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Perhaps they should ban people from mining crypto currency during peak times.
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