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Thought this was worth bring to people's attention.
Since the clocks changed for summer you've been paying too much for electricity.

How?
We're one one of these dumb plans from Electric Ireland. We have the Night Boost one. Units are one price during the day, cheaper from 11pm - 7am and cheaper still from 2am - 4am.
We have things set to charge from 2 - 4 am but noticed that we were using power from 1am - 3am. Hence being charged at a more expensive rate from 1 - 2am.
Turns out that the smart meters aren't that smart and in the Summer time all the times stay the same while the clocks change. So if you're doing this shit, your 2-4am cheapest time is now 3am - 5am.
My wife found some info buried on their website that dates back to 2014. I just tried to find it, couldn't.
 
Thought this was worth bring to people's attention.
Since the clocks changed for summer you've been paying too much for electricity.

How?
We're one one of these dumb plans from Electric Ireland. We have the Night Boost one. Units are one price during the day, cheaper from 11pm - 7am and cheaper still from 2am - 4am.
We have things set to charge from 2 - 4 am but noticed that we were using power from 1am - 3am. Hence being charged at a more expensive rate from 1 - 2am.
Turns out that the smart meters aren't that smart and in the Summer time all the times stay the same while the clocks change. So if you're doing this shit, your 2-4am cheapest time is now 3am - 5am.
My wife found some info buried on their website that dates back to 2014. I just tried to find it, couldn't.

I am probably taking the wrong lesson from this, but maybe I shoulda got married
 
The smart meters do account for daylight savings so it's possibly your timers that aren't changing or a specific issue with your meter which I doubt.
 
The smart meters do account for daylight savings so it's possibly your timers that aren't changing or a specific issue with your meter which I doubt.
Well I changed the things to charge from 3 - 5 am so we'll see if that worked in a few days when it shows up on the electric Ireland insights thing.
 
The smart meters do account for daylight savings so it's possibly your timers that aren't changing or a specific issue with your meter which I doubt.
I know that they’re *meant* to do this but this is not the first time I’ve read that they don’t necessarily do that
 
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Here's what we were seeing. Green bars are the night boost hours. I'll tel ya'll know what happens. The website is always about 3 days behind (if it works at all).
 
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Changing the car to charge between 3 and 5am seems to have worked. See above.
So its charging between 3 and 5 but Electric Ireland record it as charging between 2 and 4am.

It could also be a problem with the website, I mean it's not like it actually works.
 
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Changing the car to charge between 3 and 5am seems to have worked. See above.
So its charging between 3 and 5 but Electric Ireland record it as charging between 2 and 4am.

It could also be a problem with the website, I mean it's not like it actually works.

Just as a non owner / understander of electric cars - that's you topping up the car for about euro is it?
 
yea, that was a particularly lite charge that night. It didn't really need anything, we were just testing the time change thing.
It's usually about €3 per night.
 
yea navan. I guessed that towards the end of its life my Galaxy was costing about €15 to Dublin and back. It's really hard to calculate these things. Not sure what the Toyota costs. The diesel is faster though, and warmer.
 
i usually zero the odometer on the car every fill, and keep an eye on the cost at the pump. i usually get 750km between fills, which typically cost €70 or €80, hence the 10c per km estimate.
 
our meter was replaced this morning with a smart meter. there seem to be a few conspiracy theories around them; the lad fitting it was saying he's heard they cause cancer and also heard a few covid/5G stories about them.

one lad told me they can charge you extra for doing your washing. i said 'they have no clue what appliance is running, they just know what load you're drawing'
'well, why are they called *smart* meters so?'

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They actually use the 2G network so far as i know.

On the other hand if my job was fitting smart meters every day for a few years, i'd probably be throwing all sorts of mad shit at clients to keep myself entertained.
 
easy money for that guy, i suspect; i think they're doing a mop up in our area and i suspect mine might have been the only one today for him.
the installation of mine was delayed because circet were ringing me to arrange it and asking for my details, and i was pointing out that they rang me, they had my details. i was happy to arrange a date and time with them, but they were refusing to schedule a time unless i gave them my details.
 
our meter was replaced this morning with a smart meter. there seem to be a few conspiracy theories around them; the lad fitting it was saying he's heard they cause cancer and also heard a few covid/5G stories about them.

one lad told me they can charge you extra for doing your washing. i said 'they have no clue what appliance is running, they just know what load you're drawing'
'well, why are they called *smart* meters so?'

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They actually do know what your running. But suggest that they are charging more depending on the machine.... FFS
 

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