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/ 

SteveL replied on 05/04/2023 21:35

Posted on 05/04/2023 21:00 by Tinwheeler

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.

Posted on 05/04/2023 21:35

If the cost per KW hour is going to be higher than the domestic rate, at only £1 reduction in July I would doubt your conclusion.  We would only have the fridge and battery charger on plus  minimal hot water heating. If that costs only a pound per day I would be amazed.

peedee replied on 06/04/2023 07:36

Posted on 05/04/2023 21:00 by Tinwheeler

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.

Posted on 06/04/2023 07:36

That sort of makes sense, I'm trying to get my head round it, but like Steve says £1 seems too small a reduction. At that price it is not worth it. Even at home rates just with fridge, battery charging and boiling a kettle I would use more than £1's worth. I think it is worth noting that before the inclusive price had to be introduced back round about 2003 the Club always charged a flat rate for EHU!

peedee

 

Tinwheeler replied on 06/04/2023 07:51

Posted on 06/04/2023 07:51

The reductions are averaged by month but if you consider the smaller reductions to be insufficient, you must conclude that a rise in pitch fees is the result. I make no such judgement in the absence of a full explanation from CAMC.

Varying the price reduction according to time of year is surely a fairer way to do this than was the charging of a flat rate, whether separate or inclusive, irrespective of the seasonal variations.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 06/04/2023 07:53

Posted on 05/04/2023 19:43 by brue

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

Posted on 06/04/2023 07:53

Thanks👍🏻, but I was alluding to the many calls from paying members for clarity & information, only to be sarcastically attacked by paying members when the information is supplied by(in this case) KieranBSMM & also many times by Rowena. 

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SteveL replied on 06/04/2023 08:16

Posted on 06/04/2023 07:51 by Tinwheeler

The reductions are averaged by month but if you consider the smaller reductions to be insufficient, you must conclude that a rise in pitch fees is the result. I make no such judgement in the absence of a full explanation from CAMC.

Varying the price reduction according to time of year is surely a fairer way to do this than was the charging of a flat rate, whether separate or inclusive, irrespective of the seasonal variations.

Posted on 06/04/2023 08:16

I agree with you that varying the pitch price by time of year is fairest, however if we stayed in July, I would have to conclude that for us at least, it would almost certainly amount to a price rise. Since we have had the MH we are by no means above average users of electricity, especially in Summer. We no longer have any electric appliances such as kettle / toaster, so would only be heating a bit of water in the Truma in addition to running the fridge and battery charger.

I don’t really understand why the discount is £2 in August when climatic conditions are similar.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 06/04/2023 08:19

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Posted on 06/04/2023 08:19

It’s a bachelors degree in marketing👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Tinwheeler replied on 06/04/2023 08:32

Posted on 06/04/2023 08:16 by SteveL

I agree with you that varying the pitch price by time of year is fairest, however if we stayed in July, I would have to conclude that for us at least, it would almost certainly amount to a price rise. Since we have had the MH we are by no means above average users of electricity, especially in Summer. We no longer have any electric appliances such as kettle / toaster, so would only be heating a bit of water in the Truma in addition to running the fridge and battery charger.

I don’t really understand why the discount is £2 in August when climatic conditions are similar.

Posted on 06/04/2023 08:32

August = school hols with sites fuller and more folk/children per unit which meant in the past electricity use was higher than in July. Therefore, the compensatory reduction to be given in Aug is higher than that in July when, historically, usage was lower. It’s not only climate that affects usage. That’s just my understanding of it mind.

SteveL replied on 06/04/2023 08:32

Posted on 06/04/2023 07:53 by Rocky 2 buckets

Thanks👍🏻, but I was alluding to the many calls from paying members for clarity & information, only to be sarcastically attacked by paying members when the information is supplied by(in this case) KieranBSMM & also many times by Rowena. 

Posted on 06/04/2023 08:32

So far I don’t believe they have bothered to introduce themselves, so we can only assume they are a club employee.🤔 Not a very good start.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 06/04/2023 08:44

Posted on 06/04/2023 08:32 by SteveL

So far I don’t believe they have bothered to introduce themselves, so we can only assume they are a club employee.🤔 Not a very good start.

Posted on 06/04/2023 08:44

I disagree SL, the fact they help is enough, the fact they are there is enough. Not everyone was trained in the art of last century open doors. I know why they help but they don’t open doors for others to stick their foot in. Younger folk are brought up to know how bad it is to open up too much to strangers. The main reason older folk are preyed upon by scammers is the fact they are too trusting with their personal information. Everyone should be more cautions. I fully endorse the modern attitude, its survival.

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