Smart Metering Trial

KieranBSMM replied on 05/04/2023 16:17

Posted on 05/04/2023 16:17

Exciting News! At Wyatts Covert Club Campsite we’re trialling Smart Metering, which means you will only pay for the amount of electricity you use during your stay.

The price quoted for bookings at this campsite excludes electricity (with campsite fees reduced accordingly) and we will only charge you for the precise amount of electricity you use during your stay.

This is something many members have been asking for and we’re really pleased to be able to trial it this year! Find out more at https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/smartmetering/ 

brue replied on 05/04/2023 19:23

Posted on 05/04/2023 18:12 by KjellNN

I see the reduction in July is stated as only £1, and that the unit price will be more than domestic prices.

From experience abroad, we know that our caravan fridge/freezer on its own uses 3-4 kWh per 24 hours, and at home we pay almost 35 p per kWh, so even at that price we would be spending over £1 without any battery charging, hot water, lights or TV.

A £1 reduction seems very mean!

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:23

At £43 + per night for two just now the reduction seems to be minimal. There's little incentive on this basis however, light users will do better than the heavier users.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 05/04/2023 19:34

Posted on 05/04/2023 16:43 by Tinwheeler

What’s really interesting is to see the reduction in site fees 👍🏻

The gloom and doom folk reckoned there would be no reduction to compensate. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:34

I’m beginning to see why no one(CAMC management) likes posting on CT Tinster, not exactly open minds eh?🤷🏻‍♂️

brue replied on 05/04/2023 19:43

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:34 by Rocky 2 buckets

I’m beginning to see why no one(CAMC management) likes posting on CT Tinster, not exactly open minds eh?🤷🏻‍♂️

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:43

I think you'll find that the topic of metering has been raised frequently on CT, often in a positive light. The interesting bit is how the costing is applied to those of us who use and pay for sites and membership.smile

Takethedogalong replied on 05/04/2023 19:44

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:44

I am guessing the reduction is off the pitch fee element, so you will still pay the going rate per person.

It does say the Club pays a commercial tariff for its supply, not a domestic rate, but no idea what the rate per KW will be.

Tinwheeler replied on 05/04/2023 19:46

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:34 by Rocky 2 buckets

I’m beginning to see why no one(CAMC management) likes posting on CT Tinster, not exactly open minds eh?🤷🏻‍♂️

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:46

Yep, so many posters said there would be no reduction but the example in the link says otherwise. CAMC must think they’re in a lose/lose situation😟

dave the rave replied on 05/04/2023 19:51

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:51

I have always been what you might call a light user of electricity on campsites,fridge,battery charger and water/room heater.I object most strongly to the modern idea of awning heating,electric bbq,electric toaster,electric kettle etc.etc.So I for one will welcome metering just as long as the current all inclusive charge is reduced by the correct amount!!BUT.....we are talking about the holiday business that used to be known as a club for folk enjoying the outdoor life with a caravan!

replied on 05/04/2023 19:58

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:23 by brue

At £43 + per night for two just now the reduction seems to be minimal. There's little incentive on this basis however, light users will do better than the heavier users.

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Hja replied on 05/04/2023 20:19

Posted on 05/04/2023 20:19

Seems to be quite complicated to me.  I assume that by May when this starts the two sites in question will have site wide internet access, not just hotspots.  There certainly is quite a lot of missing information, which hopefully will be supplied well before the trial starts. In particular, payment rate for the electricity.  Also how the pitch reduction is calculated if more than one person staying.

Tinwheeler replied on 05/04/2023 21:00

Posted on 05/04/2023 20:40 by peedee

This has to be welcomed but I am a little puzzled as to why the reduction varies month by month. Can anyone explain?

peedee

Posted on 05/04/2023 21:00

The biggest reduction is in months when you are likely to use a greater amount of electricity and the smallest in months when you will likely use the least. The reduction seems to be calculated to even out the overall price paid. Therefore, for an average user, the total paid should be about the same as the current fees.

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