...a little while ago I changed my energy supplier to a less expensive crowd. The tariff is X cents for first 1000kwh/quarter and then y cents for the balance above that. I got the bill and noticed that in the change over I hadn't used a 1000kwh but they had prorated the power usage across both rates. They tell me that what they do is say that since you have 1000kwh per quarter, you actually have 11kwh per day at the lower rate and the rest is charged at the higher rate. Hello?! I says, I haven't used up a 1000 kwh yet... it should all be at the lower rate. The customer service rep can't point out in the contract where they're allowed to do that and has referred it to their retail people. Ok, so in a normal 91 day quarter where you do use over a 1000kwh, it wont make any difference that they split the bill out that way... but in this case, it's a way to creep back some extra cash. I'll let you know what happens.