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13% Increase in Electricity Charges

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Did anyone else notice that the unit costs of electricity went up by a whopping 13% in November last year? At least it did in Roi Et where I live. Because the unit rate is made up of several band rates which are not shown on electricity bills it is difficult to see what the net unit rate is. This increase comes despite a global fall in fuel prices. It seems that there is no overall control or watchdog and the PEA is free to charge what it likes without telling anyone of increases that are going to happen.

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You been drinking too much??

Just checked our electric bills for last 3 months, no change.

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Did anyone else notice that the unit costs of electricity went up by a whopping 13% in November last year?

Yes, me tongue.png

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/872026-double-digit-price-hike-for-electricity-nov-16-2015/

Base rate for highest scale risen by 12%.

For Nov and Dec the hike was hidden by lowering/even inverting the "Ft" surcharge.

But seems now (Jan) the hike is visible.

Unfortunately I have not seen the January bill yet (came back on Jan 31, will have to ask my wife whether bill is somewhere).

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There it is.
Found the bill for January.

Meter read on 19.Jan.

Only 287 units (who needs electricity in these cold times wink.png ) for 1174.88 Baht.

Average of 4.09 Baht/unit.

AND: the "Ft" (so called fuel "surcharge") is still negative.

Ft for Jan to Apr 2016 is shown as -0.0480 Baht/unit.

EDIT!!

I took the tedious task to calc the price with the old base rates and the current Ft.

Result is 1017.27.

(to the best of knowledge)

Price hike: 15.5%

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As mentioned by others the real rate hasn't gone up, they have just changed the base rate and the surcharge:

October:

First 150 units:

Base rate: 2.7628 Baht/unit

FT: 0.4638 Baht/unit

Real rate: 3.2266 Baht/unit

Next band (over 150 units):

Base rate: 3.7362 Baht/unit

FT: 0.4638 Baht/unit

Real rate: 4.2000 Baht/unit

November + December:

First 150 units:

Base rate: 3.2484 Baht/unit

FT: -0.0323 Baht/unit

Real rate: 3.2161 Baht/unit

Next band (over 150 units):

Base rate: 4.2218 Baht/unit

FT: -0.0323 Baht/unit

Real rate: 4.1895 Baht/unit

January:

First 150 units:

Base rate: 3.2484 Baht/unit

FT: -0.0480 Baht/unit

Real rate: 3.2004 Baht/unit

Next band (over 150 units):

Base rate: 4.2218 Baht/unit

FT: -0.0480 Baht/unit

Real rate: 4.1738 Baht/unit

So rather than rising the rate has actually gone (ever so slightly) down. I don't know what has happened to the rates in higher usage bands, but I suspect it's the same picture.

Sophon

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Always good to have a peer review. Anything overlooked?

Thats my calc for the 287 units based on the old base prices before Nov and using current Ft.

150 * 2.7628 = 414.42
137 * 3.7362 = 511.86
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926.28
serv. charge 38.22
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964.50
287 * -0.048 -13.78 (Ft)
---------------------
950.72
7%tax 66,55

1017.27

Current bill 1174.88.

Looking at this as a price hike is assuming that the Ft follows a real the lowering of oil/gas prices.

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BTW: the topic is not Isan specific. Prices are the same nationwide.

Would get more (heated tongue.png ) responses in the General forum.

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There it is.

Found the bill for January.

Meter read on 19.Jan.

Only 287 units (who needs electricity in these cold times wink.png ) for 1174.88 Baht.

Average of 4.09 Baht/unit.

AND: the "Ft" (so called fuel "surcharge") is still negative.

Ft for Jan to Apr 2016 is shown as -0.0480 Baht/unit.

EDIT!!

I took the tedious task to calc the price with the old base rates and the current Ft.

Result is 1017.27.

(to the best of knowledge)

Price hike: 15.5%

How do you get a bill like that, mine is around 3,800 Baht with a 4 person household. Yes i have noticed the increase although i don't know the percentage.

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You been drinking too much??

Just checked our electric bills for last 3 months, no change.

Nope. Looks like most folk's charges have gone up but masked by a reduction in the fuel surcharge, sure your's haven't? - maybe you are the one who has been drinking and didn't notice the change.goof.gif

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Bottom line is that the changes are just accounting, and people are paying the same now as they were before the changes.

Sophon

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Bottom line is that the changes are just accounting, and people are paying the same now as they were before the changes.

Sophon

Not really true. They have taken advantage of the global reduction in fuel costs to mask an increase in the various unit rates. Since oil costs have gone down dramatically we should be seeing a sharp decrease in our bills. In fact we are not because they are not passing on that saving to us consumers because they have negated the savings with unit rate increases.

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There it is.

Found the bill for January.

Meter read on 19.Jan.

Only 287 units (who needs electricity in these cold times wink.png ) for 1174.88 Baht.

Average of 4.09 Baht/unit.

AND: the "Ft" (so called fuel "surcharge") is still negative.

Ft for Jan to Apr 2016 is shown as -0.0480 Baht/unit.

EDIT!!

I took the tedious task to calc the price with the old base rates and the current Ft.

Result is 1017.27.

(to the best of knowledge)

Price hike: 15.5%

How do you get a bill like that, mine is around 3,800 Baht with a 4 person household. Yes i have noticed the increase although i don't know the percentage.

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There it is.

Found the bill for January.

Meter read on 19.Jan.

Only 287 units (who needs electricity in these cold times wink.png ) for 1174.88 Baht.

Average of 4.09 Baht/unit.

AND: the "Ft" (so called fuel "surcharge") is still negative.

Ft for Jan to Apr 2016 is shown as -0.0480 Baht/unit.

EDIT!!

I took the tedious task to calc the price with the old base rates and the current Ft.

Result is 1017.27.

(to the best of knowledge)

Price hike: 15.5%

How do you get a bill like that, mine is around 3,800 Baht with a 4 person household. Yes i have noticed the increase although i don't know the percentage.

In Bangkok for two people i never pay more than 1000 Baht.

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