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Lagunagirl

Lagunagirlasked

My Body Corporate is considering signing with LPE for electricity from solar panels they will install on our roof. I'm finding it hard to speak to anyone who has this system installed and before we go ahead I'd like to have feedback on whether people are happy with this system.

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Locality Planning Energy
LPELocality Planning Energy

Hi, please call our office on 1800 040168. We can put you in touch with our strata manager who has a list of installs we have completed. He is happy to put you in touch with some of these who can provide some feedback, Kind Regards Shelley

David S.

David S.asked

What is the current rate for power

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Locality Planning Energy
LPELocality Planning Energy

Hi David, the rates depend on whether you are living in a complex where we have installed an embedded network, or whether you are looking for standard home/business electricity. Please call our customer service team on 1800 040 168 and provide your address where we will be able to provide you with the correct rates. Kind Regards Shelley

Anthony
Anthony

Jump onto compare the market website Daivd. You will get advice on the best rates there.

Julie Trindall

Julie Trindallasked

Our unit block is about to sign up with LPE - how can we be sure we are getting what the salesmen have promised - om paper it looks good. I am a pensioner living in Fortitude Valley and would like to discuss other people's experience with LPE. Is there some way I can have a face-to-face meeting with you?

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Locality Planning Energy
LPELocality Planning Energy

Hi Julie - thank you for your question. We'd be happy to help you with any concerns you may have, and organise a team member to give you a call or arrange a meeting with you. If you'd like to email your contact details through to info@localityenergy.com.au so we can contact you directly or alternatively, you may wish to call our Customer Service Team on 1800 040 168. Thank Julie.

BBBrisbane
BBBrisbane

The problem is what the salesman is not telling you. They give kickbacks to building managers. This comes from overcharges to tenants.

Seeking answers

Seeking answersasked

My building is thinking of going with LPE but from what you are saying it doesn't sound like a good idea. Evan I would agree that customer service isn't their strong suit. R K I'm not sure how your costs have gone up if you are not using electricity, what are they charging for this to occur? Dave the Metering Charge is only on for a set period (up to 5 years) to recover capital costs associated with the installation of the meters. Origin charge on a daily basis but bill quarterly, are LPE charging extra to bill monthly? What I am chasing is detail that can be used to persuade others to vote no. However looking at my current (Origin) electricity costs LPEs Usage charge is a few cents cheaper per kWh and the Supply Charge is almost half. If the committee elects to pay upfront there is no metering charge. I have yet to see a schedule of fees, including late fee costs, which may clear things up. Can anyone provide detail on why or how the costs with LPE are more expensive?

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R K
R K

Having a quick look at my previous bill vs LPE, the consumption charge went from $0.18604/kwh to $0.2532/kwh (based on 1,000kwh, an increase of $67 per month). In addition, supply charges went from $0.28447 to $0.63075 per day (based on 30 days, an increase of approx $10/month). Overall increase of $77 per month or $924 per year. In addition, I believe they charge you extra fees if you haven't set up a direct debit payment. I feel like the body corporate must get some sort of kick back from using these guys because I've not met one apartment owner/renter who agrees with their choice! Hope this helps a little

Dave C
Dave C

You hit the nail on the head RK. There were no meter installation charges on the last unit I rented. I was also through Origin. Yes Bodycorps get kickbacks for signing onto these type of contracts. My bill has more than doubled over the last six months, but my consumption has not.

Put it this way. My last power bill from Origin for quarter was around the $180 mark. My first three bills from LPE combined at three months is twice that. More than a third of those charges are their own fees. Ten months down the road, this has doubled. My lease is up in two months... I will never sign a lease where they dictate the energy supplier again. Never. I'm just about past the point where I'm ready to build.

No, I asked about the metering charge. LPE stated the charge was for someone to come out and read the meter.

If you want to be locked into super-high energy bills...go right ahead. There is no compromise later when those bills start coming in.

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