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Water, Gas & Electricity Costs

Postby john07900 » Mon 19 Jan 2009 11:04 GMT

http://www.wsc.com.mt/

http://www.enemalta.com.mt/page.asp?p=952&l=1

http://www.enemalta.com.mt/page.asp?p=995

[edit gozomark:
Enemalta have updated their utility bill calculator for the new rates applicable from April 1st - http://www.mybill.com.mt/ ]
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Postby gozomark » Mon 19 Jan 2009 11:27 GMT

something to bear in mind

electricity and water prices are likely to fall maybe 25% in March-June as are currently based on an oil price of about $80-120, whereas gas prices are likely to atleast double this year as are currently subsidised, and that subsidy is illegal under EU law
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Postby gozomark » Tue 24 Mar 2009 09:53 GMT

cut in electricity prices announced, starting April 1st - typical consumers will see a 23-25% cut in per unit charge, so as expected

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/vi ... ut-per-kwh

no mention of cut in water prices, or on higher gas prices
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Postby gozomark » Tue 24 Mar 2009 09:56 GMT

as is common for The Times, the story is nearly right, but they've got their maths a bit muddled.

Its 11.9c (-26%) for first 2,000 units per annum, and then 13.4c (-23%) for next 4,000 (not the next 6,000), and then 15.2c (-20%) for the next 4,000.
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Postby Mr Kriss » Tue 24 Mar 2009 10:46 GMT

That's Enemalta's fault for using the term 'Band' and putting in a cumulative total.

No mention of whether they will still pay a measly 7c for PV units sold back though?
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Postby Mr Kriss » Tue 24 Mar 2009 10:52 GMT

They were also wrong about the higher bands remaining the same. The MITC press release ( https://secure2.gov.mt/mitc/newsitem.aspx?newsid=322 ) says that all consumption up to 1,000,000 units/year will be reduced by 4.3c/KWh and byeond that by 4.8c/KWH, so the Times statement "Tariffs for consumption up to 20,000 kWh and over will remain the same at 20c9 and 23c2 respectively." appears totally unfounded as well as incorrectly worded.
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Postby gozomark » Tue 24 Mar 2009 10:54 GMT

AFAIK they are switching to a net-off system for PV units, so effectively you will get paid your marginal rate - the new meters can run backwards, so no need for an additional meter.

happy to be corrected on the above if I've got it wrong :D
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Postby gozomark » Tue 24 Mar 2009 10:57 GMT

Mr Kriss wrote:They were also wrong about the higher bands remaining the same..


isn't that non-residential though - ie residential higher usage rates are remaining the same ?

edit - on the link you give, it shows residential above, and non-residential below
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Postby Mr Kriss » Tue 24 Mar 2009 11:03 GMT

:oops: :oops: :oops: That's what you get with multitasking :oops: :oops: :oops:

Their wording is still wrong :roll:
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Postby Red » Thu 26 Mar 2009 11:55 GMT

Hi all

I understand how families already settled in Malta/Gozo can estimate how much more or less they are going to be paying annually when the new tariffs take effect; but could someone please take an educated guess and give those of us still anticipating the the big move, some idea of how much it would cost (normal not stinting) per annum for a family of say 2 or 3 adults in a three bedroomed house. It sounds like it could be quite high when airconditioning, winter heating and water costs are taken into account. On the other hand it might be cheap as chips compared to the UK! What do you think?

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Postby john07900 » Thu 26 Mar 2009 15:28 GMT

Current cost per unit is around 15 pence, but due to drop 20% shortly.

However if (or when) oil prices shoot up again then that will be refelected in electricity prices.

I would budget for 15p per unit over the next 12 months.

As for amount of use, that obviously depends on the property you are moving to, but as a guide, 2,000 pounds per year for electricity, gas and water would normally cover a small to medium size property.

Heating/extra clothing is needed in Dec, Jan, Feb, March
Air Con/minimum clothing in June, July, August,
Leaving 'free' months in April, May, September, October, November

PS No rates, council tax, local tax etc
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Postby gozomark » Thu 26 Mar 2009 18:11 GMT

as John says, it really depends - big users are aircon, heating and a pool. I'd say 2,000 is on the high side - ours is around € 1,200 - thats for a largish place, with a pool, but with minimal use of aircon and electric heating, and with solar water heating - we could easily spend several thousands if we used alot of heating and aircon
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Postby Red » Fri 27 Mar 2009 15:44 GMT

Thanks John and Mark,

Your unit price was most helpful John. I worked out the electricity at a straight 15c per unit, which in our case equates roughly to about the same as we pay here, but of course that doesn't include air-con, which we don't use at the moment (would you believe?)

Our heating and cooking is mainly gas. Bottled gas in Malta/Gozo I believe is about £3 per bottle, so all in all it would appear what we lose on the swings, we'll hopefully gain on the roundabouts.

The only thing now is the water - but I suspect that is another case of how long is a piece of string too, depending of water wells and using osmosis facilities etc.

Thanx again guys

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Postby Mr Kriss » Sun 29 Mar 2009 00:32 GMT

Gas is a little more expensive than you quoted, Red.

Current prices for LPG are listed below from http://www.enemalta.com.mt/page.asp?p=952&l=1

Code: Select all
Cylinder Size                       Price
10 Kg                                    €   4.80
12 Kg                                    €   5.40
15 Kg                                    €   6.73
25 Kg                                    € 12.00
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Postby Red » Sun 29 Mar 2009 11:07 GMT

Thats a great help Mr. Kris - Thank you.

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