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/ 

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DavidKlyne replied on 06/04/2023 08:59

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The variation in reduction due to metering clearly follows a seasonal trend, although the difference between £1 and £6 does seem a bit extreme but what we don't know is what the Kwh price the Club pay for its electricity. I suppose we also need to take into account that toilet blocks also use power and we don't know how much that works out on average per pitch. Given that this is an experiment I assume the seasonal price reductions are not set in stone?

The payment option is interesting. You clearly have to add funds but how much? If you go by the amount of the reduction in site fee that might well not be enough? I think I would prefer to register a card and be charged at the end rather than trying to guess how much I am likely to use. Motorhomers need to read the instructions carefully about disconnections during their stay if for example they wish to go off site.

David

KieranBSMM replied on 06/04/2023 09:01

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

Hi Kieran

Maybe you'd like to introduce yourself to the members on here?surprised

JK

Posted on 06/04/2023 09:01

Hi All, 

Just to clear up some of the comments I've seen around this...

 I'm Kieran and the Social Media Manager (SMM) here at the Club. Just wanted to make sure we had shared the latest update from the Club around Smart Metering as I know this has been a topic previously discussed here on Club Together, whilst Ro is enjoying an Easter break. 

Unfortunately my Staff tagged hasn't loaded in as of yet!

brue replied on 06/04/2023 09:31

Posted on 06/04/2023 09:31

Dk. It's a bit like putting money in a meter but at least you can get the unused part back. We've had metered pitches where the remaining money can be used by the next person (and of course you benefit if there are leftovers from the previous user.) I think I was hoping there would be a pro rata non electric pitch rate which C&CC offers, about £5 at present. It couldn't be that much of a reduction due to installation costs etc but there's quite a big variable distinction which isn't clear. However it's interesting to read about and as it's a trial there is room for adjustment and feedback.

EmilysDad replied on 06/04/2023 09:36

Posted on 06/04/2023 09:01 by KieranBSMM

Hi All,

 

Just to clear up some of the comments I've seen around this...

 

I'm Kieran and the Social Media Manager (SMM) here at the Club. Just wanted to make sure we had shared the latest update from the Club around Smart Metering as I know this has been a topic previously discussed here on Club Together, whilst Ro is enjoying and Easter break. 


Unfortunately my Staff tagged hasn't loaded in as of yet!

Posted on 06/04/2023 09:36

 ... Unfortunately my Staff tagged hasn't loaded in as of yet!

Maybe the IT staff will be able to help! 🤣

JimE replied on 06/04/2023 09:57

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We recently stayed at Bonterra Park in Spain and our total electric consumption for the 13 nights was for 67kwh.  We used gas for cooking, hot water and heating;  the rest (140 litre fridge, 800w kettle, leisure battery charging, laptop and phone charging and two 1.5 hour sessions with our Remoska) was via EHU.

The bill came to 33.50€, about £30.00.

 

 

SteveL replied on 06/04/2023 10:09

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

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.

Posted on 06/04/2023 10:09

Trouble is, if they are using historical data and have not weighted it for recent electricity price changes, those figures will be on the low side. Last year I might have got enough electric for my £1 but this year no chance. Even the £2 reduction in August would be touch and go and as I said we don’t use much at all in Summer. Add in a few cups of tea boiled with an electric kettle and toast for breakfast and you have no chance, even at domestic rates.

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Call me a cynic but the first  thing I did on  reading  this was to check the date

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 ... Unfortunately my Staff tagged hasn't loaded in as of yet!

Maybe the IT staff will be able to help! 🤣

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