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Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby vinnied » Feb 8th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Fortis wants to get rid of the 2 tier pay system, phase it out over time. in its place will be the time of use system we all knew was coming with the installation of the wireless meters. heres a breakdown of the proposed rates. Of course this will all be revenue neutral for Fortis
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby LTD » Feb 8th, 2018, 9:51 pm

so basically if you have a job you pay the most before and after work fantastic :cuss:

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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby pepecat » Feb 8th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Any families who have no other option than electricity better start re-thinking their meal plans. The kids that have been fed their breakfast before school and their dinner after school are going to cost a fortune. Through some insane logic, Fortis and our BC government think that charging a premium during these "peak" times will make us "think ecologically" and use less electricity!

Here is a hint: Cook meals during the "off" peak times, like at midnight to four am. Then at mealtime light a candle or two to warm everyone up. Pretend that the food is still hot!

Also, stock up on blankets! You're gonna need them.

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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby GordonH » Feb 8th, 2018, 10:03 pm

pepecat wrote:Any families who have no other option than electricity better start re-thinking their meal plans. The kids that have been fed their breakfast before school and their dinner after school are going to cost a fortune. Through some insane logic, Fortis and our BC government think that charging a premium during these "peak" times will make us "think ecologically" and use less electricity!

Here is a hint: Cook meals during the "off" peak times, like at midnight to four am. Then at mealtime light a candle or two to warm everyone up. Pretend that the food is still hot!

Also, stock up on blankets! You're gonna need them.


Those in rental apartments could be SOL because of noise rules after 10pm & before 8am. i.e doing laundry
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby LTD » Feb 8th, 2018, 10:06 pm

those of us with electric heat will get the best screwing ever

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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby pepecat » Feb 8th, 2018, 10:16 pm

GordonH wrote:
pepecat wrote:Any families who have no other option than electricity better start re-thinking their meal plans. The kids that have been fed their breakfast before school and their dinner after school are going to cost a fortune. Through some insane logic, Fortis and our BC government think that charging a premium during these "peak" times will make us "think ecologically" and use less electricity!

Here is a hint: Cook meals during the "off" peak times, like at midnight to four am. Then at mealtime light a candle or two to warm everyone up. Pretend that the food is still hot!

Also, stock up on blankets! You're gonna need them.


Those in rental apartments could be SOL because of noise rules after 10pm & before 8am. i.e doing laundry


Well if everyone is doing their laundry at midnight then who will complain about the noise? Vacuuming with electric power will also be cheaper during the midnight hours. Another hint: unplug the fridge during peak hours to save money and save the environment. The fridge can be plugged back in just after midnight and just before the food inside becomes inedible. Then, in the morning before seven o'clock, unplug it again. Presto! Environmental win.
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby vinnied » Feb 9th, 2018, 6:01 am

look at the rates during the summer months from 12 to 9 pm. just when the ac's are working the hardest to try and keep things a little cool. what is that almost double what we pay now?
If your paying 3 or 4 hundred bucks a bill in the summer now, expect that to almost double. ouch
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby Mark1111 » Feb 9th, 2018, 7:47 am

Is there a link to this story?
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby CapitalB » Feb 9th, 2018, 7:53 am

Looks like a good argument for investing in some rooftop solar and a tesla battery.
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Burning 200 mil yrs worth of carbon in 200 yrs like w/e

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Postby goalie » Feb 9th, 2018, 8:02 am

You have to remember these are legalized Gangsters. They will not roll over easy and watch Solar eat their profits.

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Postby Rider59 » Feb 9th, 2018, 9:02 am

CapitalB wrote:Looks like a good argument for investing in some rooftop solar and a tesla battery.


Looks like a good argument for investing in BCH/Fortis stock

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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby vinnied » Feb 9th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Mark1111 wrote:Is there a link to this story?

there was no story. you can find the info here though
https://www.fortisbc.com/About/Regulato ... ation.aspx
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby MAPearce » Feb 11th, 2018, 8:37 am

Think I'll go to that "info session" .... It's a day before FortisBC has told us that they are coming into our rental unit and "offering" an energy use assessment complete with FREE trinkets that could help our family save money on our electricity bill.

How nice of them , huh ?

The catch is that they request that one of us be home for it some time between 9 am and 5 pm , which means to "save" on our bill one of "us" must give up a full days pay ( mine being $ 185.60 ) .. And for what ? Tell the landlord to put in LED lighting and provide an energy efficient stove and fridge ?

I can see that working out really well.
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby Bsuds » Feb 11th, 2018, 9:34 am

MAPearce wrote:Tell the landlord to put in LED lighting and provide an energy efficient stove and fridge ?

I can see that working out really well.


We all know it would only work if the Landlord was paying the Hydro bill. Then he might consider it.

If it were me I would replace the lights and save the old bulbs to put back in place when I moved out.
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Re: Fortis Hydro Time of Use Rates.

Postby common_sense_guy » Feb 11th, 2018, 10:20 am

Does anyone out there know of a method we can Lobby the government to look into what the rates are considering the infrastructure has been there for decades. There's no need for the rates to be that High when the dams were built years and years ago buy our tax dollars. To me that is fundamentally immoral what the government is allowing them to do and hydro wants to do
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