kwackers wrote:Not at all, but you simply aren't getting it.
Firstly you already get it cheaper - you're often subsided during the day by profit made during the night.
(It's not like no energy companies go out of business is it? Because it's not as easy to make a profit as us consumers think)
But we've already established you're not interested in getting it cheaper so exactly what is your gripe?
The second point is we *need* EV's and other high power users to use power at night in order to balance the grid - how does your scheme make that happen?
Answer is that it doesn't.
So you advocate a scheme that you're already using, don't actually care about and doesn't provide the required consumer behaviour.
In what world does that work?
The reality is you want me to pay 8 or 9 times what the cost of the electricity is to subsidise you when you're not even that bothered about cheap power anyway.
This is *exactly* the mentality of the "you don't pay road tax" anti cycling brigade.
I see that (gridwatch) at this moment, in spite of wind making 22% of the total, gas turbines are making 33% and "home grown" nuclear nearly17%.
Demand is only moderate.
Add in French (pretty fair proportion nuclear) and other imported sources and the sustainable clean EV fantasy looks just a little tarnished.
No reason some of those sources can't be reduced as demand falls.
I think I would like us all to pay just what it costs to generate and supply leccy with a reasonable profit margin- for rainy days.
In reckon my "middle way" tariff is about fair. It's recently gone up to 18.272 p kw(h!) plus 5% VAT.
I don't want to see subsidy to the high user at the expense of the thrifty. That much is true.
Mostly because of a "small is beautiful" philosophy.
I want to see understandable and simple pricing structures.
So sure I feel penalized for trying to be thrifty. Trying to make things last.
I am just the same with other machines and bikes- maintained to high standard and last practically a lifetime!
Don't accept the "no road tax your a cyclist" accusation.