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People sometimes post that they can not understand a PEA electric monthly bill in Buriram, Thailand. I took the time to actually read my July 2020 invoice today. I used 563 units of electricity and paid 2393 baht. I figure with the meter charge I pay 04.25 baht per kilo watt. I have an APP swimming pool pump, Mitsubishi spa water pump, Mitsubishi 7 stage super pump and eight air conditioners on this home. All of my garden lighting is Solar powered. All of my security lighting is solar powered. The WASP electric fence is on 24/7. Five of the bathrooms and both kitchens have Stiebel Eltron 8000 watt multi point water heaters. Far too many large screen TV's. I run the Daikin Inverter air conditioner anytime I am in the home office or in the home theater. I do not have a/c in the kitchen. All five bedrooms have a/c. Every light is LED. It is easy to see I use more UNITS of electricity some months than other months. Could be my daughter staying home more often and running her Panasonic inverter a/c.  I hear other folks speak about 9,000 baht PEA monthly bills and I wonder what sort of a/c units or water pumps do they run. I checked and the highest PEA bill I ever paid since 2008 was 4310 baht for a month. I run my swimming pool pump 12 hours a day. There was no discount on the electric bill, but my units used from June 16 to July 16 are less than the previous month.  I figure I have paid 421,113 baht to the PEA for 12.5 years of electricity.  I hope this can help people with the payback period for solar power for a similar size home in Buriram. The a/c units are cleaned twice a year and the home was built with the autoclaved white thermal blocks. You can see photos of this six bedroom home with a 3 phase transformer I bought in 2008 in Satuk at: https://www.buriramhome.com

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Nice shack! I have a two bedroom house and we use about, on average 170 units a month.

Paid zero baht the last three months due to the handout from PEA.

 

The invoice is quite easy to comprehend. 

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1 hour ago, kamalabob2 said:

People sometimes post that they can not understand a PEA electric monthly bill in Buriram, Thailand. I took the time to actually read my July 2020 invoice today. I used 563 units of electricity and paid 2393 baht. I figure with the meter charge I pay 04.25 baht per kilo watt.

Humm.

 

it looks as if you didn’t look at the published information.

First 150 kWh (1st – 150th) 3.2484 Baht/ kWh
Next 250 kWh (151st – 400th) 4.2218 Baht/ kWh
Over 400 kWh (up from 401st) 4.4217 Baht/ kWh
Service charge (Baht/Month) : 38.22  

+/- the fuel surcharge +VAT @7%
so none of your units cost ฿4.25

 

if you want it in English instead of Thai here is approximately the same.

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Doing the payback calculations you should use 4.4217 + 7%VAT as most users will be using the minimum charge units from the PEA so saving at the higher rate, you should also disregard the standing charges as unless you are off grid you will have to pay them however low your usage is.

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Somebody has never heard of paragraphs........

 Why not just put your home inventory out there as a simple plain list ?

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Thanks sometime woodworker for the detailed breakdown of the PEA electric bill in Buriram. Frankly I had never read the bill before other than how much to pay. I am so old fashioned I did not realize you can pay your PEA bill on your telephone via mobile banking. For 12 years I waited at the PEA office in line to pay. Folks with sensible size homes that use less units of electricity in Buriram would pay less per unit than I paid in July 2020. Thanks Sometime Woodworker for explaining the payback period for solar power in Thailand in a more accurate manner. 

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Nice mansion sir! At 19+ Million Baht a buyer probably isn't bothered by a sub 3,000 Baht electric bill.

Very reasonable bill for all that usage. Those inverter ACs are definitely worth the extra purchase cost. I installed 2 new inverters in the last year and my electric bills dropped dramatically (with better cooling too). It seems that inverters are now becoming the standard which is also better for the environment.

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The workshop area is not air conditioned at my home in Buriram. The Mitsubishi wall fans seem to last longer, be far more quiet than typical wall fans I had bought in Buriram. I need to straighten up the work bench, but so many on going projects to keep me busy in Isaan. The bill PEA electric bill would be higher in cost if I had air conditioning installed. No doubt I would install Daikin inverter air conditioning. 

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Bang in some solar and you could aircon the workshop.

 

I'm glad I'm not to only one whose "workbench" is more like a shelf 🙂

 

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

I'm glad I'm not to only one whose "workbench" is more like a shelf

I have several workbenches most of them become shelves until I have to clear space for the next project. Currently it’s making kitchen cabinets so I’ve had to add 4 more work surfaces in the paint room.

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Sometime Woodworker:  WOW you are doing far more involved projects in your workshop.  Excellent. Thanks for posting. 

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