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Does anyone know the unit price for electricity in Thailand?

 

Is it the same country wide or varied for different provinces.

 

Looks like my bill was originally 5 and now 4 baht per unit.

 

 

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I worked out i'm being charged 4.5 baht per unit.

 

The residential rate starts at 2.35 baht per unit.

 

 

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4.5 baht per unit. Government rate. Very good 🙂

it can vary at each Condo block anywhere in Thailand. There is a block near to me that charges 8.5 baht!

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1 minute ago, ianezy0 said:

4.5 baht per unit. Government rate. Very good 🙂

Did you see the above table of rates?

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2 minutes ago, haymanpl said:

Did you see the above table of rates?

First time I have seen this. Maybe it is for locals.

i have seen a lot of posts here on Lekky prices and most seem to quote the 4.5 baht. I haven’t heard of anyone paying less.

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18 minutes ago, haymanpl said:

I worked out i'm being charged 4.5 baht per unit.

 

The residential rate starts at 2.35 baht per unit.

 

 

electricity rates.png

1.1.1. Consumption not exceeding 150 kWh per month......gives a price for Over 400 kWh?

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23 minutes ago, haymanpl said:

I worked out i'm being charged 4.5 baht per unit.

 

The residential rate starts at 2.35 baht per unit.

 

 

electricity rates.png

How can they quote in USD when the exchange rate changes daily?

Yes the rate starts at 2.35........... for the first 15 units, then progressively more.

Strange that usually the more you use of something, the lower the price gets. But TIT.

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The price varies by the method used to make the electric - so there is a basic charge for various amounts used per kwh, charge for service, adj for method used, add 7% vat and total for most of use heavy users will be very close to 4.5 baht per unit

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3 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

The price varies by the method used to make the electric - so there is a basic charge for various amounts used per kwh, charge for service, adj for method used, add 7% vat and total for most of use heavy users will be very close to 4.5 baht per unit

How does my lekky meter know if the power came from oil, coal, wind or cow's methane?

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Just now, wgdanson said:

How does my lekky meter know if the power came from oil, coal, wind or cow's methane?

It is on your bill - vaires by the time of year.  Last few months it has been a net deduction (-0.1160) here in Bangkok.

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1 minute ago, lopburi3 said:

It is on your bill - vaires by the time of year.  Last few months it has been a net deduction (-0.1160) here in Bangkok.

So you are saying that the electricity is produced by different methods depending on time of the year?

I do see the deduction on my bill, same as yours here in P'lok.

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The amount of each varies due water levels in rivers and costs of importing from other countries (water based).  The adjustment is a method to allow for these changes while having a fixed rate per units used.  Not a real time adjustment but should work out over the year and believe they just made adjustments this year to make sure not being abused to increase price without need.  Don't recall any negative percentage in the past.

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5 hours ago, haymanpl said:

Is it the same country wide or varied for different provinces.

Same everywhere (MEA and PEA).

Private households are billed by tariff "1.2".

It's a step tariff with steps at 150 and 400 kWh.

The total price consists of unit price plus "Ft" plus service charge and 7% tax on top.

You can play with this site to learn:

https://www.mea.or.th/en/aboutelectric/116/280/form/12

Enter 150, 400 and some excessive value and do the overall math.

150 kWh -> 543.65 Baht -> 3.62 Baht/kWh

400 kWh -> 1641.95 -> 4.10 Baht/kWh

10000 kWh -> 45870.10 -> 4.59 Baht/kWh.

 

So about 4.6 Baht/kWh is maximum unit price possible.

A full 5 Baht per unit is unreal. At least I can't remember that it would ever been that high during my time.

Ft (fuel "surcharge") can vary every 4 months with a small impact on total price. Currently the surcharge is in fact a small deduction (due to low primary energy prices).

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1 hour ago, wgdanson said:

So you are saying that the electricity is produced by different methods depending on time of the year?

I do see the deduction on my bill, same as yours here in P'lok.

Yes the Ft is negative since quite a while. Currenly -0.116 Baht/kWh.

It's usually determined every 4 months (Jan to Apr, May to Aug, Sep to Dec) by some committee. Can change or not.

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