Continuing the discussion from Manually entering data?:
Made me think, I wonder who has the most complex spreadsheet and what stats are generated. I’ve been taking monthly readings for 5 years now (same house) so I have a fair bit of historical data.
I can’t do that much more about my consumption; I’m more interested in cost. What intrigues me is that despite the news headlines, in absolute terms, my power costs me less per kWh now, than it did 5 years ago. If you put inflation into the mix, the reduction would be even greater.
Of course one of the reasons for this is the pricing structure that means the more you use the cheaper it is per kWh (standing charge gets spread more thinly) which is bizarre. It means those that can afford it, just burn energy with impunity. I’d advocate a pricing structure that reduces the cost for the first X kWh consumed, and the price rises as the level of consumption increases. That would be an incentive to use less, at least be a start to help those who are energy poor and be a more equal energy policy generally.