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    I would love to know what you pay for prepaid electricity/

    Let's do a survey just for the hell of it and compare....
    I know there are lots of issues that influence the price but it would be interesting to see.

    Area Service Provider Amount Power purchased
    Maitland Cape Town CITIQ R 100 36.4 kWh
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    This is for my home, I don't have a slip available now for the business premises.
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    R400.00 (R350.88 Electricity, R49.12 VAT)


    Units; 338.2
    FBE Units; 25.0 (free units)
    Total units recieved; 363.2

    Cost of electricity; Step1 - 325kwh @97.09 cents per kwh. Step2 - 13.2kwh @268.81 cents per kwh.

    I've just noticed the sneaky sods have cut my free unit allowance, not sure why but I used to get 40 kwh free....
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    Hi there,
    I stay in Framesby, Port Elizabeth and bought electricity on 1 September: 339.5 kWh @ 1.4581 R/kWh (R495)

    the following is what I bought on 4 September 2014: (R445)
    350.0 kWh @ 119.59 c/kWh
    18.9 kWh @ 142.73 c/kWh
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    2 Jul 617.7 kwh - R1000 - R1.62
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    Great, keep them coming. I will build a spreadsheet then we can do some analysis.
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    I have 2 meters, which charge different rated
    R 300 - 231.7KwH - R1.29/KwH
    R 1700.00 - 1190.9 KwH - Sundries included in the same purchase DSM Domestic - R10.00 & another DSM Domestic R3.82 - R1.43?KwH

    I have noticed the rate increase as I purchase again later in the month, to as much as R1.69/KwH on the 2nd meter
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    So I pay tis at work

    R 100 / 36.4 = R2.74/ KwH - It seems terribly steep

    and at home..

    R 200 / 106.7 = R 1.87 /KwH


    Don't strip the cost of vat out of the calculation. I am really just to get a handle on the real cost for the man in the street.
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    I looked at some of our shops and the rates vary drastically:

    Empangeni R500 = 154KwH = R3.25
    Kokstad R500 = 392KwH = R1.28
    Ulundi R500 = 266KwH = R1.88

    Clearly,Empangeni is and expensive place to use electricity....

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    Quite frighting once one starts comparing the rates across the country.
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    Yeah, The problem i think is that municipalities and 3rd party service providers like CintiQ are using electricity as a basis for profiteering. The consumer doesn't notice because we buy in small amounts and we don't compare prices across the country.

    Landlords get to make a shed load of money by installing 3rd party managed prepaid meters because they have the access to charge whatever they want per actual meter. When I buy a token I pay say R200. Once I get the token I am forced to enter my meter number via an SMS to receive my pin. The act of sending my meter number enables the prepaid vendor to set the price per specific meter.

    I think that some or other organization should do some digging into this business model because I think that this lot gives the prepaid vendors and landlords the opportunity to suck people dry without there knowledge.
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