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MUA announces domestic hike of 1.88% from April 1st (iomtoday). Chair Allinson announces a pricing overhaul/review is ongoing.

Also says this is the first hike for two years. Didn't he announce a big rise this time last year..?

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5 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

I think the last raise was to the standing charge, so that didn't count.

Correct, that was our other pocket they were stealing from...:thumbsup:

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I'm convinced that the Good Doctor is being economical with the truth when he says that this is the first rise for 2 years.

IIRC, he announced rises for domestic users and a slight reduction for commercial users almost exactly 12 months ago. The sewerage charge went up by about £40 at the same time.

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So the budget is announced one week, scarce 7 days later and bus fares to rise on April 1st, no joke, and levy up.   Not good, not good at all, in fact pretty disgusting.

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21 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

I'm convinced that the Good Doctor is being economical with the truth when he says that this is the first rise for 2 years.

IIRC, he announced rises for domestic users and a slight reduction for commercial users almost exactly 12 months ago. The sewerage charge went up by about £40 at the same time.

Nope, I'm wrong. Just found the "Water and Sewerage rate up by 6.4%"  thread from this time last year.

He put everything else up instead. But only by the rate of inflation. Apparently.

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Just been on MR justifying rise...historic debt, goodness knows how much interest has been paid on this apart from trying to pay of the actual debt, it is like a noose around the neck, when will it ever be finished with.  By the time this is paid off we will probably need a new power station because this one will be obsolete.

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

We will need a new power station long before the old one is paid off.

Of that, there is no doubt.

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10 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

By 2100 we will still be paying off the last 5 power stations. Probably about a trillion pounds in debt.

All those new electric lorries, cars and motorcycles placing demand on output to keep charged as well.

Fortunately, we have a buoyant, growing economy, Alf says so. All will be well. :huh:

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Electricity goes up, everything goes up same as when petrol goes up, all the shops will be hiking their prices to pay the higher power bills, rates will go up , these increases are the worst as they eventually affect everyone twofold, one on a personal level and two on rising food and other commodities.    The bigger picture is never considered when these decisions are made.

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On 28/02/2018 at 1:20 PM, the stinking enigma said:

We will need a new power station long before the old one is paid off.

Why?  It would surely be much less expensive to upgrade the cable - triplicate it and run DC and NOT AC and connect it to the UK national grid. Install standby generators at certain locations, the hospital as one example, and in so doing benefit from much lower per kw costs to the island and far lower capital costs than a Manx based power generation station.

It makes absolutely no sense having a local power station, most UK cities don't have their own power generation plant so for a community with a population of around 80 thou the whole thing smacks of a vanity project quite apart of the sheer craziness of installing the infamous cable carrying AC over the distance that it does.

(Whoever was behind that particular decision needs bullf*ing - and I don't normally swear)

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42 minutes ago, Rog said:

Why?  It would surely be much less expensive to upgrade the cable - triplicate it and run DC and NOT AC and connect it to the UK national grid. Install standby generators at certain locations, the hospital as one example, and in so doing benefit from much lower per kw costs to the island and far lower capital costs than a Manx based power generation station.

It makes absolutely no sense having a local power station, most UK cities don't have their own power generation plant so for a community with a population of around 80 thou the whole thing smacks of a vanity project quite apart of the sheer craziness of installing the infamous cable carrying AC over the distance that it does.

(Whoever was behind that particular decision needs bullf*ing - and I don't normally swear)

"and run DC and NOT AC and connect it to the UK national grid"

So, nip out and buy a nice big rectifier and a few capacitors so send DC over a cable? Then have a whirly thing on the island to generate the AC again?

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The UK is at risk of running out of gas in certain areas over the next few days according to the scary media.

Hopefully our gas pipeline to Pully power station won’t get switched off. 

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