The annual consumption estimate is stated on the electricity bill. If you do not know your annual cost, the service will estimate it based on the house information of the electricity location at the address you provide. You can refine your house information on the service comparison page, for example, by specifying the area of your home. There comes your Power to Choose Texas .
Can I monitor my own electricity consumption from the meter?
If you have access to your own electricity meter, you can check the meter readings and record them. In multi-storey and terraced houses, electricity meters are often placed in basements or other areas that residents have no access to. New electricity meters are often accompanied by a meter manual that provides detailed instructions on how to monitor your electricity consumption for that particular type of electricity meter.
Why do I get electricity bills from two different companies?
Electricity supply consists of two parts, electricity and transmission service. Electricity can be competed with and charged by the electricity supplier of your choice. Electricity transmission services cannot always be competed for and always charged by the local distribution system operator.
Why is the electricity bill higher in winter than in summer?
In winter, more electricity is used for heating and lighting. In winter, too, we spend more time indoors, so we use electrical appliances anyway. The new remote-read electricity meters allow for daily meter readings and thus billing can be based on actual electricity usage, which results in higher electricity bills in winter than in summer.
What is an estimate?
Estimates are usually based on electricity consumption in previous years. The estimated invoice is used to charge for electricity consumption based on estimates. On an annual basis, billing is settled once a year after the meter is read. If more electricity is consumed than estimated, the balancing bill will be charged for the excess. If less electricity is consumed than estimated, the balancing bill will compensate for an under-estimate. With real-time billing enabled by remotely readable electricity meters, some electricity companies are moving away from value-based billing.
What is a Reading Calculator?
In billing invoicing, billing is offset once a year after meter reading. If more electricity is consumed than estimated, the balancing bill will be charged for the excess. If less electricity is consumed than estimated, the balancing bill will compensate for an under-estimate.
Do I pay too much if I spend less than my annual spending estimate?
The annual consumption estimate provided by Sähkövertailu.fi is only an estimate of next year’s consumption. You always pay for electricity according to the amount of energy you consume. If your electricity is billed with an estimate bill, the actual electricity consumption is checked each year when the meter is read. In this case, if the annual consumption estimate has been higher than the actual consumption, the difference will be compensated by an equalization invoice. Similarly higher than estimated consumption will be charged to the equalization bill.
How do I read an invoice?
Electric Invoice Reading Instructions can be found on the websites of several electricity companies.
Can I choose the due date for my invoice?
Most electricity companies offer you the choice of a few options for your due date. In online sites you can choose your due date from the options offered by your chosen seller.