Average Australian Electricity – Daily Consumption


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How much Electricity does an Average Household use?.

In my area, the average daily Electricity consumption figures show:

For the Quarter that includes September and October
1 person household uses 8 kWh per day
2 person household uses 12 kWh per day
3 person household uses 14 kWh per day
4 person household uses 17 kWh per day

For the Quarter that includes December and January
1 person household uses 9 kWh per day
2 person household uses 14 kWh per day
3 person household uses 16 kWh per day
4 person household uses 21 kWh per day

The difference will often be down to the use of Air conditioning, it gets a lot hotter in December and January.

My personal figures are:


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For the Quarter that includes September and October
2 person household: 10.6 kWh per day (9.5 and 9.8 in previous years)

For the Quarter that includes December and January
2 person household: 19.7 kWh per day (17.6 and 14.2 in previous years)

The good news…

Solar Power saves Electricity usage.

We have a 3.5 kwh Solar system, installed in 2018.

The result from that,is that we only paid for 4.3 kWh per day in the Quarter that includes September and October 2018, and 10.2 kWh per day in the Quarter that includes December 2018 and January 2019.

But, not only that saving in Electricity, our excess Solar generation, sent back to our Provider, generated us an extra $205 rebate for the 6 month period.

Electricity Cost Bottom Line:

August 2018 to February 2019, our Net Electricity cost was $120.61 for the six month period.

We paid $717 for the same 6 months in 2016/17
We paid $649 for the same 6 months in 2017/18

This result is from the addition of Solar and the change of Electricity provider.

Three things contributed to our savings.

  1. $205 – Selling our Excess Solar power to our Electricity Provider.
  2. $213 – Reduction in Electricity bought from our Electricity Provider due to using Solar Power in the day.
  3. $110 – Reduced Electricity cost from switching to lower rates from our new Electricity Provider.

That adds up to $528 savings in 6 months, comparing 2017/18 to 2018/19, even though we used 22% MORE electricity in 2018/19 compared to 2017/18.

 

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