Bad news confirmed
Three months after the installation of Mainova’s smart meter at home, the rise of my electricity bill is definitively confirmed. Extrapolated on one year, the smart meter increases my bill by 31.5 €/year.
As explained in a previous post, the main advantage is to be able to monitor the consumption of my family. If I want my money back, the only option is to modify our consumption behavior. We have to shift a part of our consumption from costly slots to cheaper ones. Before I start bothering my family with changes regarding our consumption behaviour, it seems astute to carry out an analysis. Thanks to the monitoring, I can retrieve enough data to make likely calculations.
The following graphic illustrates how peak consumptions may be shifted in order to reach for maximum savings.
The black horizontal line represents my household’s minimum base consumption, or base load…
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