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IWB Bill Strom I & Strom II

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Can someone please tell me what Strom I & Strom II refer to on an IWB invoice?

Is this peak/day time electricity and off-peak/night time electricity consumption?

If so, what are the start/end times for off-peak?

The reason for my question is that my bills were already high and have steadily increased, as shown below (for StromI, StromII, Wasser & Gas) and I'm trying to determine what we can do, to make some reduction(s):

2016: CHF3'973
2017: CHF4'280
2018: CHF4'587

The property is 1954 semi-detached house, which was fully renovated. Now has triple glazing, new roof and under floor heating.

We have mostly LED lighting and there are three of us living in the house (2 adult and one 5 yr old).

Before I approach IWB to make some checks, I'm curious to know what others pay.

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Re: IWB Bill Strom I & Strom II

Here an explained example bill. There is no Strom 1 and Strom 2 on it Maybe you have two meters?
https://www.iwb.ch/dam/jcr:1d4ac59c-...erung_fact.pdf

IWB has the following:
Peak time (Normalltarif) is Mo - Fr. 08:00 to 20:00
Off peak (Spartarif) is all other times.
If you do not have a meter which can switch it will be billed as Einzeltarif.

From your bill you should see from what parts the increase come from. Is it gas, water, or electricity? Is it due a price increase or a consumption increase. A leaking tab can cost you a fortune!
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Re: IWB Bill Strom I & Strom II

Off peak may vary from company/canton to canton.

Your electricity company's website will have the details.

However, your electricity costs seem high and only KWH consumption will verify. But I can't imagine Basel chanrges so much more than Zurich.

We have a 10-year old detached house. 150 sq metres of living area, air heat pump for heating and hot water. LEDs wherever possible. 2 persons. Year are May to May - actual date of meter reading may cause variations.

2016 - 2017 heat pump = CHF 621
2017 - 2018 heat pump = CHF 608

2016 - 2017 electricty = CHF 862 (part LED lighting)
2017 - 2018 electricity = CHF 794 (full LED lighting)
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Re: IWB Bill Strom I & Strom II

Thanks for the feedback ... yes my bills certainly seem high.

My bills include electricity, water and gas.

I'm assuming that you do not have gas, but what are your water costs?
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I'm assuming that you do not have gas, but what are your water costs?
Water cost can vary widely. Better tell us what your consumption are.
How much m^3 of water and kw/h of gas and electricity did you use? And as said, you should see from the bill where the increases come from. Is it more consumption or is it simply due to higher prices but same or even lower consumption.
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Re: IWB Bill Strom I & Strom II

We have no gas.

Water 2017/18 was 148 cu mtrs @ CHF0.80 = 186.40 + 2.5% VAT = CHF191.05

But Sewage based on water usage CHF491.70...
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