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Very Very High Electricity Usage

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  • Apr 9th, 2018 3:04 pm
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Very Very High Electricity Usage

Hope this is some kind of error!!

Checked our usage for yesterday and it is like 1500 kWh and close to 500 kWh for one hour today!!

Can that much even be used??

WTF, sent them email.

Anyone else notice same??
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Neighbour stealing your hydro?
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georvu wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 10:38 am
Hope this is some kind of error!!

Checked our usage for yesterday and it is like 1500 kWh and close to 500 kWh for one hour today!!

Can that much even be used??

WTF, sent them email.

Anyone else notice same??
Yup...something doesn't make sense lol
Most house have 100amp electrical = max draw of 12000w (12kw)
So theoretically you can't use more than 288kw/day with an 100amp service (double that if you have 200amp)
[OP]
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Last reading period was Feb 10 - Mar 9 so assuming meter reading was on Mar 9.

If I take that reading [from last bill] and compare with meter reading today and presumably next meter reading Apr 9 then I get difference of 500 kWh which is about normal monthly usage.

Do have 200 amp service so even with that can not use 1500 kWh per day!!

Did consider someone using our electricity BUT from just like yesterday??

From meter reading comments above it does seem monthly usage is per norm BUT will be interested in what they reply.

Thanks.
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They'll try anything these days.
I'm sure they get away with it a lot without question.
Plus CEO just received a raise so got to pay that somehow.
Deal Addict
Apr 24, 2007
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Hey neighbour!

Might be a coincidence, but my usage decreased by that exact same amount on April 5th.
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Feb 11, 2007
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lol, must be some system error. Only time I had a reading over 1500kwh was for the first 74 days after I moved in.

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georvu wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 10:38 am
Checked our usage for yesterday and it is like 1500 kWh and close to 500 kWh for one hour today!!
I am curious how & where did u get that kWh usage information. I want to get that info for my house too.
[OP]
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te1648 wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 9:41 pm
I am curious how & where did u get that kWh usage information. I want to get that info for my house too.
Go yo your utility website and should have info on registering for online acct.
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Nov 27, 2007
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If u check it daily they will be anolomies... they fix it before the bill date, had that before. Didn’t do anything they adjusted it by themselves
[OP]
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Engi-Nir wrote:
Apr 7th, 2018 10:01 am
If u check it daily they will be anolomies... they fix it before the bill date, had that before. Didn’t do anything they adjusted it by themselves
Do check almost daily, lol :)

First time noticed anomaly... of course not in customer favour!!

Based on meter reading it seems fine but will still check daily until next bill... probably early next week.
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pinkdonut wrote:
Apr 6th, 2018 11:26 am
Yup...something doesn't make sense lol
Most house have 100amp electrical = max draw of 12000w (12kw)
So theoretically you can't use more than 288kw/day with an 100amp service (double that if you have 200amp)
The voltage you use in your calculation should be 240 so your numbers are out 2x but even so the conclusion is the same.

OP, I've seen this before on my account and so has a buddy with a different supplier. In both cases the bill was correct. Don't look at these things too closely or you'll see how crap their system really is.
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Update: As few mentioned above... it was server error and was told bill will be correct.

Winter over yet?!

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