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English translation: period of time related service and labour rates

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12:44 May 9, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Energy / Power Generation
German term or phrase: zeitabhängige Leistungs- und Arbeitspreise
The text is a piece of marketing for an energy service provider that has been able to attract lots of new customers from other supply networks. However, this has caused some administrational difficulties.
'Durch zeitliche Verzögerungen konnten auch Gutschriftsanforderungen der Kunden für Doppelzahlungen direkt die Firma erreichen.'
Also:
'zeitabhängige Leistungs- und Arbeitspreise, Gutschriften, Nachberechnungen in Monats-, Abschlags- oder Jahresrechnungen sind nur wenige Beispiele für die Unterschiedlichkeit'
Can anyone think of a translation for 'durch zeitliche Verzögerungen' and 'zeitabhängige Leistungs- und Arbeitspreise' in these two sentences?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 14:10
English translation:period of time related service and labour rates
Explanation:
I think that the author means that the rates (I suppose here that you do not have any problem with Leistung = service and Arbeit = Workmanship) are depending on the time of the day (or night).
This is very common in electricity distribution because the rates are usually lower during the low activity periods of the day (usually at night).

"Zeitliche Verzögerungen" means normally "time delays". Here I think that the author tries to explain that these administrative delays could cause credit note demands (Gutschriftsanforderungen) from customers to be paid twice (Doppelzahlungen), I suspect because the customer asked a second time while his demand had already been accepted but not yet paid and that the records of the company showed this fact (not paid) and there was then a second paiment acceptation!!!

All this text is however very nebulous

Good Luck
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Yves Georges
France
Local time: 14:10
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Summary of answers provided
nahourly rates for services and work performedgangels
na"timed incentive and labour prices (wages)"CHRISTIANE BERKEL
natime-related tarifs and labourcosts
Saskia
naperiod of time related service and labour rates
Yves Georges
natime-based performance and labour costsKaktus
natime-dependent service fees and electricity rates
Tom Funke


  

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47 mins
time-dependent service fees and electricity rates


Explanation:
time-dependent service fees and electricity rates

>>Tarif ohne Leistungsmessung bis 20.000 kWh/Jahrohne Schwachlastregelung:

Arbeitspreise Leistungspreise Pf/kWh DM/Jahr [chart]

http://www.stadtwerke-guestrow.de/html/strom.htm

Regarding 'durch zeitliche Verzögerungen' (which could mean ‘due to delays’ or “by delaying/postponing”, though that doesn’t quite seem to fit) it would be good to have more context: what is being delayed, by whom … etc.?

HTH a little anyway. Tom




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Tom Funke
Local time: 08:10
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8

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1 hr
time-based performance and labour costs


Explanation:
Zeitliche Verzögerungen= for lack of time, there was a delay
=due to prior commitments, there was a delay


    Langenscheidt and own experience
Kaktus
Local time: 14:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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2 hrs
period of time related service and labour rates


Explanation:
I think that the author means that the rates (I suppose here that you do not have any problem with Leistung = service and Arbeit = Workmanship) are depending on the time of the day (or night).
This is very common in electricity distribution because the rates are usually lower during the low activity periods of the day (usually at night).

"Zeitliche Verzögerungen" means normally "time delays". Here I think that the author tries to explain that these administrative delays could cause credit note demands (Gutschriftsanforderungen) from customers to be paid twice (Doppelzahlungen), I suspect because the customer asked a second time while his demand had already been accepted but not yet paid and that the records of the company showed this fact (not paid) and there was then a second paiment acceptation!!!

All this text is however very nebulous

Good Luck


    nothing can be referenced here
Yves Georges
France
Local time: 14:10
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
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2 hrs
time-related tarifs and labourcosts


Explanation:
it is even more complicated!!!! not only are there peak rates and "night" rates, but these accounts appear to stretch over a long period of time, so there have been rate changes as well. it could, therefore, mean changes in the time of day use, as well as rate changes from one year, or period to the next.

good luck


    British energy consumer
Saskia
Local time: 07:10
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
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5 hrs
hourly rates for services and work performed


Explanation:
Hourly rates for services and work performed, credits, additional price adjustments for monthly, discounted or annual invoices are only a few examples of the discrepancies.

Since "zeitabhängig" really means "hourly" as basic unit of billing, this is generally used in US business vernacular.

gangels
Local time: 06:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 29
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7 hrs
"timed incentive and labour prices (wages)"


Explanation:
Economic terminology

CHRISTIANE BERKEL
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Oct 21, 2014 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
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