I'm on the beat Cancer Jan 2020 plan, I can't find anywhere that gives the specific times of the day and night rates? I have a plug in electric hybrid car, which has a timer for overnight charging, so the times would be very helpful.
I want to make more use of my cheaper night rate and now I have had a smart meter installed, I saw that it changed from Day rate to Night rate at exactly 00:30 but do not know when it changes back to dayrate but I assume it is 8 1./2 hrs later ?
Can it be altered at all to come on a little earlier so I can run the dishwahser on night rate.
Also I cannot see my online meter readings now I have had the smart meter fitted three weeks ago, when does it transmit the actual readings ?
Hi Toneman, see my reply to your other post, You cannot change the start time for night rate power.
Your on line account will show usage, but I don’t know if your IHD home monitor is capable of displaying two rates, it might only record the total electricity and at a single rate. Please let us know your experiences.
Hi Robp. The link I gave does give the times of E7 cheap rates but you have to scroll down and read all of it. As the name implies it lasts 7 hours although the starting times vary across the country. I don’t work for SP , no need to go to ombudsman because the information is all there you just have to be patient and read it.
This forum interests me because I can help and I am amazed how little people know about their biggest household expense. Fuel used to be cheap and you could ignore it, but those days are gone and bills run into several thousand a year.
Robp, as for the costs you can look it up on the website if you enter your details and say you have a two rate meter system. Very roughly the night rate is about 10 p a unit while the day rate is about 15 pence, but this varies a lot and you have to check for your area and your tariff.
As I said the information is all there but you have to dig it out, no appeal to Ofgem or ombudsman is going to work because they will say you have not looked at your tariff terms.