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Ok so PG&E is garbage. Apparently we don't have peak/off-peak. We get a rate with a baseline. My house is 319Kwh, from 100-130% of that baseline is another rate and then anything over is over 2x the rate.

My grandpas house, 2 miles away is tiny, and built in the 30s. His baseline is 815Kwh. If we had his baseline my bill would have been 30+ dollars less!

I don't get it PG&E, you suck.
post #32 of 51
While I do sympathize, California's electricity rates are a self inflicted wound.

I don't even want to think about what my 2700 Kwh August usage would have cost me in California.

I got hit with $0.148/kwh because I forgot to renew my fixed rate plan and didn't notice it for 5 months.
I'm back down to $0.085/kwh now.
Edited by Caleal - 11/1/11 at 4:20pm
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post #34 of 51
Personally $150 is like crying over spilt milk

The bill for my household has been around $750/m for the past 4months, 1/3 to 1/2 of that can be directly contributed to my 3 folding rigs and AC unit(gets to about 82F average here in the summer and it's humid as... well air over a boiling pot of water?)

$30/m facilities charge
16c per kwh for first 100kwh
24c per kwh after that up to a undisclosed kwh
22c per hwh after that
plus an additional 13-18c per kwh for fuel costs(varies on cost of a barrel of oil; which our government conveniently charges an absurdly high import tax on; $120 for a $30 barrel of oil)

Think its time to invest in some photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine; it always either sunny or windy here, often times both.
 
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post #35 of 51
Wow. I'm only paying $.12/kWh. Makes me long for the days of $.10/kWh.
 
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How much do you think a rig drawing 400w 24/7 costs? At the average kWh.
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That's simple math.... c'mon.

.4*24*30*rate=?
 
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post #38 of 51
The bill 'round here is usually around 350-400 dollars.

2PC's, full kitchen, two televisions, two central air units.

lol @ people with 150 bills complaining.

In the winter with the A/C not running it's more around 120.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Psykhotic View Post
I don't get how your bills can be so high. I live in a 2400sq foot house... It's one story and against a hill in the shade so I don't need AC ever but still. And it's not like our per unit is cheap in the bay area.
You do realize "Bay Area" is a pretty general term for many locations in the world, so that doesn't exactly tell us where you're at.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 11/1/11 at 2:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
While I do sympathize, California's electricity rates are a self inflicted wound.

I don't even want to think about what my 2700 Kwh August usage would have cost me in California.

I got hit with $0.0148/kwh because I forgot to renew my fixed rate plan and didn't notice it for 5 months.
I'm back down to $0.085/kwh now.
:O

I would kill for that rate. Actually either of them. I pay roughly $0.14/kwh
    
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post #40 of 51
Lucky you. 2 pcs running here like 14 hours a day, not even on full load, my monthly bills are 200$.
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