While some reported s spike of around 30 per cent, others reported an increase of 40 to even 50 per cent.
“Same man,” one commented. “My June bill spiked suddenly. Normally our bill is 40 to 50. (In) June (it) was 70. Pretty shocking increase.”
“Same, I average 300 Kwh all the while but last month suddenly become 500+ Kwh,” said another.
A third wrote, “Same for me, consumption went up by 30 to 40 per cent with no change to my daily usage.”
“[What] went wrong in May and June?” asked a fourth. “The latest bill is $170ish which is insane. Have never paid more than $140 for electricity. Water (and) gas side about $70ish.”
Other commenters shared other possible explanations, with several referring to the high summer temperatures.
“I wonder if it could be the refrigerator using more power when the weather is hot, and (the) air conditioner too,” said one, “even if usage is the same.”
Another hypothesised, “Likely you didn’t submit your meter readings and they realised you were undercharged (in the) past few months.”
However, the netizen who created the post replied, “I understand that every two months will have some adjustment, but this time around (it) was a lot higher. Mine was probably higher by 40-50%, but my parents had their bill up by close to 100%.”