JayZee wrote:BC hydro does not use "Peak Hr charges" (at least not in Victoria & area) we are on the 2 tier system.
From BC hydro
Residential Conservation Rate
Under the Residential Conservation Rate, customers pay 6.67 cents per kWh for the first 1,350 kWh they use over an average two-month billing period. Above that amount, customers pay 9.62 cents per kWh for the balance of the electricity used during the billing period. This rate structure is designed to encourage conservation and is referred to as a "stepped rate". The first portion is called Step 1 and the amount above that is called Step 2.
http://www.bchydro.com/youraccount/cont ... _rates.jsp
vj wrote:I called BC Hydro and asked about it. They said that don't use it; hoevewer, in the future they maybe be charging us for using more for different times.
Welcome to the Smart Meters. I think it is only matter of time and they are going to charge us more when we use electricity in pick times.
TazDevil wrote:The other question is "who" gets to pick the "peak times".
In reality business use FAR more electricity than residents. The electricity drain on the actual Hydro Grid would therefore be far more during Office Hours when Skyrises are being powered with computers, photocopiers, lights, heat etc. That should be considered Peak Time because of the usage demand.
However, you can bet that as Residents have always subsidized business, Hydro will consider "Peak Times" evenings and weekends when residents use more personal electricity because then they will be the ones hung out to dry to pay for all these smart meters no one wanted.
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