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you missed out systemic and chronic billing fraud

Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Tomo P272 smart meters for the non-household market !
"This will allow businesses the option of avoiding using energy when it is at its most expensive,"
doh as if SMART METERS are a brand new thing
NO they've had their own local metering systems for years
It's not about saving PENNIES, it's been about saving millions on infrastructure costs in the first place.
By setting up things properly you can have a 50KVA cable into the factory instead of a 100KVA.
ie if the operation has a pumping part and a heating part then you set up so that they aren't done simultaneously.

"An average business taking part can expect to shave up to £600 per year from energy bills,
the equivalent of £116 million across the sector as companies take back control and cut system-wide waste."
bet they are made up numbers.
As I already explained the companies has always been monitoring their electricity from the first place.
Plus you can't do fake averages like that. By including the steel mill, it's like including the billionaire in the room to give a huge average wealth.
BTW £116m/year saving is nothing is it ? compared to the domestic smart meter cost of £14bn
I wonder what the payback time of P272 is ? ..100 years ? 200 years ?

"Energy bills have long since lacked the detail of many other business costs,"
So what ? the managers have always been able to monitor energy use at the addition to doing the correct planning in the first place.

"billing errors will become less common as meter accuracy increases"
Rubbish ..old meters weren't inaccurate
Billing errors came from other places like screwups in the suppliers billing computer, or your neighbours stealing your electric.

Will facilitate "around 6 GW of DSR balancing services by 2026"
"just this week contracted more than 300 MW of turn-down DSR"
So this year they struggled to find people who give up power for DSR so have paid a ridiculous place
..yet they expect within less than 9 years they'll get 20 times more !

Mar 27, 2017 at 12:18 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen


we'll have to disagree on that - your position was my initial stance - but after ca. two months the negatives outweighed the positives by a large margin - some days she doesn't actually make *any* sense at all - imho she's no Cassandra. I ended up suspecting that she's a "house pet" and a capable sub-editor had been seconded to straighten out the worst of it (but can't be everywhere....).

On another recent busy topic say hello to P272

Mar 27, 2017 at 9:20 AM | Registered Commentertomo

Mar 27, 2017 at 8:42 AM | tomo

I don't do Twitter, but she is capable of good quality joined up thinking, most of the time.

I am guessing that someone in the Conservative Party suggested that she was not yet ready for High Political Office

Mar 27, 2017 at 9:09 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie


from what I saw on her Twitter feed last year she skids off into unhinged incoherence every couple of days (once a week at the least) - maybe her minders are out running errands or something.

In another time she would have ended up in a convent doing gardening or something....

I'm not convinced Mr. Murdosh's investment is a sensible one.

Mar 27, 2017 at 8:42 AM | Registered Commentertomo

Mar 26, 2017 at 1:42 PM | tomo

Mensch got her bacardis and coke badly mixed, whilst doing PR for Violinist, Nigel Kennedy

Mar 27, 2017 at 1:30 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Umm... the hair shirt brigade discover that "renewables" aren't what they thought - or something like that.

Jim Jones moment approaches?

Mar 26, 2017 at 2:47 PM | Registered Commentertomo

10:28 PM | Pcar

did Mensch ever have it?

She is as batty and deranged as they come. After following her on Twitter for a while last year - I un-followed after deciding that "her" output wasn't all her own work and that she had some unresolved MH and likely substance abuse issues.

She's bonkers and very erratic - that she was a Tory MP doesn't inspire confidence in the selection process for party politicians - the other parties also have quality issues with the calibre of folk they emplace as PPCs - the worst part is that they don't see it - or they don't care.

Mar 26, 2017 at 1:42 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Pcar Labels, definitions, moving goalposts and misfirection tricks used by PR people
..all that matters.

So we can say that YOU setting such a quiz question means you are a racist, xenophobic and obviously an ultra mega mega mega right-winger.
And obviously in the interests of free speech, you should be banned from speaking.

In this video < href="">Brigitte Gabriel makes a strong come back on the misdirection that attacking Islamic terror = attacking Muslims

It's like when Nazi Germany invaded Poland and the British PM standing up and saying we have to take care against German-ophobia.
No to do the right thing Britain stood up against the Nazi government when the peaceful Germans were powerless to stop them.. we didn't have moral panic "oh we'd better not be Germanphobic"

Mar 26, 2017 at 1:36 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Messenger & Supertroll

Are you sure it was not some internet egg delivery service and the driver failed to launch them from his car and through your letter box accurately, without changing down from 3rd gear?

GPS was designed for Cruise Missiles to fly through particular windows of buildings from thousands of miles away, but sadly Google Earth has not been upgraded to "letterbox accuracy" from 20 feet, with a rubber band powered catapult.

It does however, remain more accurate than Mann's Hockey Stick, and 97% of Climate Scientists, who have still to admit a single mistake despite splattering their faces with egg at every opportunity, and ruining the lives of millions.

Mar 26, 2017 at 12:27 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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