electricity renewal

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
apologies if in wrong place

our electric contract is up soon so i'm wondering if any of you are in a similar situation and what you;ve been quoted

use about 18000kwh.....got some quotes last moth about 24p/kwh....decided to wait :scratchhead:
 

MCook

Member
Trade
Location
Kent
This is going to be a serious issue for both business owners and individuals this year. There appears to be a real lack of desire from the government to look at the issue, presumably as it puts the onus on the general public to look at renewable energy as an alternative.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
i think you might be ok....if ukraine tensions ease.....germany approves nord stream 2 then uncle vlad 's promised 55 billion more m3 of gas

Lots of 'Ifs'. Otherwise we're all going to need a little help... :oops:

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spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk

Hjcarter

Member
Had a renewal letter from British gas a few weeks back, went from 17p to 51p and standing charge from 20p to 60p . That was for a 3yr contract.
Whats the justification for standing charge going up threefold?

Surely its the gas they burn to generate that costs more, the generation gear and wires shouldn't cost that much more....
 

Bill the Bass

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cumbria
Whats the justification for standing charge going up threefold?

Surely its the gas they burn to generate that costs more, the generation gear and wires shouldn't cost that much more....
We changed to British Gas in September as E-on were putting prices up massively. Now On a three year contract paying 19p and a standing charge of 30p. Thought I was doing well but the smart meter is too smart for its own good - had some big bills in November and December. Looking at batteries for our solar but doesn’t look promising. Seems daft we have this solar array which electricity is robbed from but we pay through the nose for it back.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Had a renewal letter from British gas a few weeks back, went from 17p to 51p and standing charge from 20p to 60p . That was for a 3yr contract.

I had similar from my supplier before the last renewal, saying that I would be reverting to their variable rate tariff (with similarly extortionate rates) at the end of the contract.
When I rang to kick off, they matched other quotes from elsewhere on a 4 yr contract. I guess they are hoping some people do nothing and just revert to the high rate tariff?
 

d-wales

Member
Location
Wales
I had similar from my supplier before the last renewal, saying that I would be reverting to their variable rate tariff (with similarly extortionate rates) at the end of the contract.
When I rang to kick off, they matched other quotes from elsewhere on a 4 yr contract. I guess they are hoping some people do nothing and just revert to the high rate tariff?
I tried that....told them the quotes I had and they said "fair enough, I understand why your leaving....bye"

At least the guy on the phone was honest 🤣
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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