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Q: Is electricity cheaper at night than daytime??

I heard a rumor about electricity is cheaper during the night in Shanghai. Does anybody know if that's true?

In case it is do you know what are the schedules and what is the % difference?

 

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7 years 23 weeks ago in  General  - Shanghai

 
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There is less power demand at night (usually after 10pm when a majority of businesses close for the day) so the rates are cheaper as there is less strain on the power stations.  For example in Shanghai, peak hours between 6am and 10pm runs about 0.617/per hour, where the night time rate is 0.307/per hour.

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Rates for electricity vary depending on many factors.  For example, and to my knowledge, if you are a residential or an industrial consumer, or the generating costs of electrical power supplied.  I do know in Guangxi if you use eletricity generated by water driven turbines, the cost is cheaper that the one for steam generated.  The difference is about 0,2 Rmb per Kw-hr.  I have heard  some of the rumors that electrical power is cheaper at night, but when the bill arrives, there is no break down for daytime usage, nor for night time usage, so must just be a rumor, not really true.  But I am guessing based on limited experience.

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Peak hrs rate if different from other times... the power bill for me comes with 2 seperate rates in the same bill..

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yes. in shanghai, there are two standard electric expenes for citizen. from 10 pm to 6 am, the fee will be cheap, other time is normal fee.

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caol and nuke power cannot be trurned off at night when people use lesss energy so it is cheaper supply and demand my friend.

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There is less power demand at night (usually after 10pm when a majority of businesses close for the day) so the rates are cheaper as there is less strain on the power stations.  For example in Shanghai, peak hours between 6am and 10pm runs about 0.617/per hour, where the night time rate is 0.307/per hour.

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