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13% Increase in Electricity Charges

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Can anyone tell me what the rate per unit for electricity is in udon thani

As mentioned, it is the same across the board regardless of area you are in. You can use this calculator from MEA - http://www.mea.or.th/aboutelectric/index.php?l=en&tid=4&mid=280&pid=116&ctForm=form11

//edit - Just saw that the calculator is not entirely up to date so will be an approximation until they correct it.

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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.

But then again the OP wasn't about whether electricity charges should have been reduced, but rather about a supposed double digit percentage increase in charges between October and November. So yes, bottom line is that people are paying the same for electricity now as they were in October of last year.

Sophon

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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

Those guys who live in front of a 7 Eleven usually don't pay for electricity......facepalm.gif

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My bill went up a little over 1% from ฿3.8435/unit to ฿3.8856/unit this is the Kalasin PEA, I used a little less so my bill was less than December's.

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Can anyone tell me what the rate per unit for electricity is in udon thani

As mentioned, it is the same across the board regardless of area you are in. You can use this calculator from MEA - http://www.mea.or.th/aboutelectric/index.php?l=en&tid=4&mid=280&pid=116&ctForm=form11

Unfortunately the calculator is not up to date,

The English version shows Ft = 0

The Thai version shows Ft = -0.0323

Both not correct.

Base prices seem to be correct.

Even worse: the English language price list is outdated (2012).

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Still a LOT CHEAPER than Farang Land.

In farangland I pay the baht equivalent of 4.177 in the Summer and 2.830 in Winter.

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Can anyone tell me what the rate per unit for electricity is in udon thani

As mentioned, it is the same across the board regardless of area you are in. You can use this calculator from MEA - http://www.mea.or.th/aboutelectric/index.php?l=en&tid=4&mid=280&pid=116&ctForm=form11

Unfortunately the calculator is not up to date,

The English version shows Ft = 0

The Thai version shows Ft = -0.0323

I get -0.0323 for both English and Thai version. But yep, out of date as that was December. January is -0.0480. Service charge also wrong at 8.19B when it is 38.22B

So only useful for a rough estimate rather than a precise number.

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Still a LOT CHEAPER than Farang Land.

In farangland I pay the baht equivalent of 4.177 in the Summer and 2.830 in Winter.

and in farangland you get a reliable service .Not on and off, power surges wrecking electrical goods ect.

Seems they are charging well over the top for the usual Thai cra-p service

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This is a copy of my records for the last two years:

Power_2014_2015.pdf

It shows monthly power consumption against the left hand axis, and the unit rates against the right hand axis. Note that in November the variable basic rate went up at the same time as the fuel surcharge went down so that the net total unit rate remained more or less the same. Let us hope the fuel surcharge rate doesn't go up again soon.

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