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Old Dec 11, 19, 3:33 am
  #391  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by miikkak View Post
Buying points is cheaper. I have a contract with Fortum without monthly fee. (I have to the pay the monthly fee for the electricity grid.)
This actually doesn't look bad to me. Compared to Helen, whose price is EUR 3.93 per month + market price + margin of EUR 0.0024 / kWh, while Fortum's price is EUR 4.5 & EUR 0.003. You'll need to choose the solar power surcharge for EUR 5.9 / month but it looks like this extra option can be dropped at any time despite the 2-year contract. For example with my consumption of approximately 1000 kWh/year the extra price to be paid for the 6000 points wouldn't be high.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by loimu View Post
This actually doesn't look bad to me. Compared to Helen, whose price is EUR 3.93 per month + market price + margin of EUR 0.0024 / kWh, while Fortum's price is EUR 4.5 & EUR 0.003. You'll need to choose the solar power surcharge for EUR 5.9 / month but it looks like this extra option can be dropped at any time despite the 2-year contract. For example with my consumption of approximately 1000 kWh/year the extra price to be paid for the 6000 points wouldn't be high.
The issue is that it's pretty easy to find contracts with an EUR 0 fixed charge, e.g. https://www.helen.fi/kampanjat/suomi...kotilaajan-etu. In this case, the EUR 47 you save in terms of the fixed charge buys you 813 kWh of electricity (at EUR 0.058/kWh), so it makes little sense to choose a spot-rate contract.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 3:53 am
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Sold! Thanks deissi ! I always had thought the spot-rate contracts were the smartest ones but you're right. And I didn't bother to start shopping for other providers, I'm happy with Helen. And it indeed seems that especially with a low energy usage the monthly fixed charge becomes a rather big part of the invoice.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
Well, the answer was in his own post, so he took the time to quote a post he didnt borhered reading and asked if someone would read it for him...
My bad, I quickly looked through the post and i literally didnt notice "The Gold membership is transferrable to another member".
Tring to multitasking, while on the forum and tring to prepare a duty call.... Failed
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Old Dec 11, 19, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by loimu View Post
Sold! Thanks deissi ! I always had thought the spot-rate contracts were the smartest ones but you're right. And I didn't bother to start shopping for other providers, I'm happy with Helen. And it indeed seems that especially with a low energy usage the monthly fixed charge becomes a rather big part of the invoice.
The positive thing with Helen is that whatever the company makes in profit will go to the city of Helsinki, thus (theoretically) reducing your taxes. Buy your electricity from Caruna or whoever, and the profits will go overseas.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
The positive thing with Helen is that whatever the company makes in profit will go to the city of Helsinki, thus (theoretically) reducing your taxes. Buy your electricity from Caruna or whoever, and the profits will go overseas.
Based on my experience Helen usually calls and makes similar offer like telcos if you change provider.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 7:19 am
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That’s why I’m with Vantaa Energia
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