Electricity – Fair Usage Power Policy
All electricity on the island is provided by Grand Bahama Power Company, it is generated by diesel generators and it is expensive.
Due to previous guests abusing the power supplied at Tyne Beach , for example leaving the doors open while the A/C is on / leaving the A/C on when they go out during the day or night we have had no choice but to put a fair usage power policy in place.
Your booking includes an allowance of $10 a night for power, when you arrive at Tyne and are checked in the meter reading will be noted on your check in form , prior to your departure we will check the meter again and give you a final read out , our property manager will then charge you for any additional KWH used.
On check in you as part of the conditions of booking you will be required to provide us with a credit card so that we can take a returnable deposit of $250 from you ( or cash USD ). If you power usage exceeds the fair allowance then we will take the monies owed from this deposit & return the balance . You will be provided with a copy of the power tariff if you request.
Power Tips –
If you follow these simple tips which most guests do when you stay with us then you should stay inside of your allowance
- Turn off lights when you are out of the property
- Turn OFF the A/C when you are not in the unit ( our A/C units re highly efficient and cool down the unit very quickly when you come in
- Keep the patio doors and windows closed when the A/C is using
- Use the ceiling fans – they are super effective
2019 - Example
Guest stays for 3 nights
3 Nights x allowance of $10 night is $30 USD
kWh unit charge is $0.24 , so the allowance for 3 nights is 125 kWh
Scenario 1 - Meter Reading on Check In 4850 | Meter Reading on Check Out 4975 | 125 kWh USED | 125 kWh x $0.24 = $30.00 | No Charge to guest as within fair usage allowance
Scenario 2 - Meter Reading on Check In 4850 | Meter Reading on Check Out 5050 | 200 kWh USED | 200 kWh x $0.24 = $48.00 | $18.00 charge to guest of as within fair usage allowance deducted from deposit – balance returned