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Posted: 6/4/2008 6:39:38 PM EDT
Just kind of curious what people around the country are paying for electricity

I'm in southern MO and pay the following:

$.06 per KWH in the winter

$.089 per KWH in the summer
What are you paying??
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:08:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:00:58 PM EDT
My parents pay $300.00 to $400.00 a month in winter.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:05:35 PM EDT
I'm paying $0.00 currently.

My electricity, gas, water, sewage and garbage are bundled into my rent payment.

I'm getting a seriously good deal.


Steve
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:52:35 PM EDT
PRK

$0.116/kWH baseline
$0.131/kWH 100-130% baseline
$0.226/kWH 130-200% baseline

Baseline looks to be ~10 kWH/day (incredibly low).
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:52:58 PM EDT
.095 here now.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:17:04 AM EDT
.046 on the last bill I dug out. So not bad for sure.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:29:47 AM EDT
$40-$50 year around here in maine. It may creep to $60 but rarely.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:44:01 AM EDT
$0.157, yes 15.7 cents per kw.
Ouch from North Texas
Happy_gopher
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:37:48 PM EDT

Quoted:
$0.157, yes 15.7 cents per kw.
Ouch from North Texas
Happy_gopher


bout the same here
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:48:05 PM EDT
Lets just say here in Maryland BGE has us bend over and grab our ankles every month, I took on a second mortgage payment so to speak, no sh*t! avg ~700.00-800.00 each and every month in this God forsaken (deregulated) state.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:05:45 PM EDT
From their web site www.owenelectric.com/rates.htm

Rate:   Customer Charge  $5.64 Per Month
All KWH   $0.07533 Per kWh  


This is a great topic and should be transfered to GD once we get some more posts on this subject here. I never even conciddered this as an issue. It will be a good subject.

I'm calling my electric company tomorrow during business hours to find the summer/winter difference.

My bills are "fully" documented in my books. I can give 2-3 years of total billing info if anyone wants it. I have writen down every bill for the last 3 years. It's very telling.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:57:58 AM EDT
here it,s been at $0.10911 per kwh
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:27:08 AM EDT
 Due to a large amount of Hydro Power avaiable here, it is the most inexpensive in the U.S.
Residential Billings for Selected American Cities
Monthly Cost for 1,000 kWh
City  State  Utility  Monthly Cost  
Boise Idaho Idaho Power Co $61.54
Wichita Kansas Westar Energy - KGE $66.79
Lewiston Idaho Avista Corp $70.42
Spokane Washington Avista Corp $70.76
Lexington Kentucky Kentucky Utilities Company $73.67
Casper Wyoming PacifiCorp (West) $73.87
Grand Forks North Dakota Northern States Power Co $75.63
Kansas City Missouri Kansas City Power & Light Co $75.72
Salt Lake City Utah PacifiCorp $79.15
Albuquerque New Mexico Public Service Co of New Mexico $79.28
Tulsa Oklahoma Public Service Co of Oklahoma $79.43
Charlotte North Carolina Duke Energy Carolinas $83.56
Denver Colorado Public Service Co of Colorado $85.31
Atlanta Georgia Georgia Power Co $91.12
Bellevue Washington Puget Sound Energy $91.42
Rapid City South Dakota Black Hills Power $92.10
Cedar Rapids Iowa Interstate Power & Light (North Zone) $93.64
ST. Paul Minnesota Northern States Power Co $99.89
Missoula Montana Northwestern Energy $99.92
New Orleans Louisiana "Entergy New Orleans Inc" $101.20
Phoenix Arizona Arizona Public Service Co $102.30
Portland Oregon Portland General Electric $102.33
Miami Florida Florida Power & Light Co $102.49
Chicago Illinois Commonwealth Edison $107.10
Cincinnati Ohio Duke Energy Ohio $107.25
Washington D.C. Dist. of Columbia Potomac Electric Power Co $112.09
Detroit Michigan Detroit Edison $113.12
Jackson Mississippi Mississippi Power Co $114.00
Reno Nevada Sierra Pacific Power Co $127.99
Long Beach California Southern California Edison $129.12
Manchester New Hampshire Public Service Co of New Hampshire $142.62
Philadelphia Pennsylvania PECO Energy $151.81
San Diego California San Diego Gas & Electric $167.95
Boston Massachusetts Boston Edison Co $186.21
San Francisco California Pacific Gas & Electric $190.82
New Haven Connecticut United Illuminating Co $215.78
New York New York Consolidated Edison Co of New York $224.80
Honolulu Hawaii Hawaiian Electric Company $242.45


Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:31:21 AM EDT
I was just looking at our bill. "Delivery" costs ~$0.055 per kWh, and "Supply" costs ~$0.092 per kWh. So just under 15 cents per kWh.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:13:50 AM EDT
I was surprised after I did the math a few months ago, previously I hadn't paid any attention to it.  But after all the various charges are added up; distribution charge, generation charge, transmission charge, etc. it came out at around .15 cents per Kw.

And I'm surrounded by four nuclear "too cheap to meter" power plants plus a hydro plant.


Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:55:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:02:24 PM EDT
On our last bill, the "energy charge" is $0.054.  However, add up all the other charges, and I am essentially paying $0.11 per kwh.  Last bill was $33, but we spent a week on vacation.  Month before that was $41
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:14:52 PM EDT
Air conditioning kills us here.  Or saves us, however you want to look at it.


House is just under 3K sq ft, and the bill is a little over $300 for summer months, just over $100 in the winter.

I'd have to dig up a bill to see what it is per kwh
House or Mobile Home (Residential Single-Family, Rates effective April 1, 2008)
a. Electric Consumption: = kWh x $0.10480
b. Deferred Energy Accounting Adjustment = kWh x $0.00885
c. Basic Service Charge = $8.00

d. Temporary Green Power Charge  = kWh x $0.00088  
e. Sub Total = a. + b. + c. + d.  
f. Business License Fee (5%) * = d. x .05
g. Universal Energy Charge = kWh x $0.00039


Total Bill  = e. + f. + g.


Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:23:49 PM EDT
From what I understand, my service (Clay County Coop) will be lowest in state once JEA raises their rates %15 this month.  Mine works out to about .09 per kWh.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:42:12 PM EDT
just got my bill....$00.00
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:21:51 PM EDT
1. For billing months of June through September:
All kWh @ 8.330¢ per kWh
2. For billing months of October through May:
All kWh @ 7.227¢ per kWh
The energy charges in this schedule contain a fuel cost of 1.701 cents per kilowatthour.

This is SE Virginia
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:36:45 PM EDT
.13 per KWH here in Lakeland Florida. The city owns the power plant and they use the power plant to tax us without representation. They pay dividends to the city. The city needs more money they just raise our rates. The roots of the Tree of Liberty are very dry here.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:52:27 PM EDT
AmerenIP in central IL:

Roughly 10.3 cents/kWh.

There's a total of seven components that I don't feel like adding up, a couple are a few hundredths of a cent per kWh.

My bill for gas and electric this last month was about $50.

Typically in the winter, it runs about $80-90 - mostly gas.

Yes, it's nice not spending $400+/month on gas and electricity.

John
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:10:21 PM EDT
MidAmerican  Co. @ .08238 per kWh in western Illinois.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:41:38 PM EDT
CMP

9.9739 cents for Power

"Delivery charge"
$7.56 for the first 100 kWh or less
5.5903 cents per kWh for all kWh in excess of above 100


So essentially 15.56 cents/kWh + $7.56. I use the "Simple pay plan" adjusted every 6 months.  Stays about $140/month.

FB
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:02:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:06:35 PM EDT
Not sure what the rate is... our last electric bill was right around 50 bucks. I think the g/f and I do a decent job at conserving. We leave few lights on and nearly every bulb in the house is now a CFL. Probably the worse thing we do is leave the computer on at night. In the winter it's around 70--oil burner runs on electricity.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 6:32:11 AM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
Air conditioning kills us here.  Or saves us, however you want to look at it.


House is just under 3K sq ft, and the bill is a little over $300 for summer months, just over $100 in the winter.

I'd have to dig up a bill to see what it is per kwh
House or Mobile Home (Residential Single-Family, Rates effective April 1, 2008)
a. Electric Consumption: = kWh x $0.10480
b. Deferred Energy Accounting Adjustment = kWh x $0.00885
c. Basic Service Charge = $8.00

d. Temporary Green Power Charge  = kWh x $0.00088  
e. Sub Total = a. + b. + c. + d.  
f. Business License Fee (5%) * = d. x .05
g. Universal Energy Charge = kWh x $0.00039


Total Bill  = e. + f. + g.




Holy Cow, that's downright amazing.  If they hid that price any deeper, you'd need a Phd to figure it out.  

It simply blows my mind that everyone wants you to conserve energy then they promptly take away the best tool anyone could have to track their energy use making it so many people can't even use it.

Tj

No kidding.  They (Nevada Power) have quite the monopoly going here.
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 7:17:42 AM EDT

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No kidding.  They (Nevada Power) have quite the monopoly going here.


Electricity service is a "natural monopoly." Imagine how much it would cost if there were two providers running parallel lines down the road, each supplying electricity to half the customers. The did that sometimes back in the old days and it didn't turn out too well.

Wholesale power costs are the biggest factor in the price we pay for electricity. In some states they have allowed customers to choose their wholesale providers and forced local electric companies to supply distribution services (everyone shares the same lines). It's worked in a few states but in a lot of places it ended up costing consumers money. In even produced shortages in other places. In one state (Illinois, I think) they forced utilities to divest themselves of generation resources (power plants) and buy all their power on the open market. Surprise, surprise, companies that used to produce their own power ended up having to pay more for power generated at the very same plant they used to own . . .

Of course, the problem with any such scheme -- even if it works perfectly -- is that prices would eventually equalize. That's great if you live in a high cost state. It sucks if you live in a low cost state.

The monopoly system of electric generation isn't ideal, but with either consumer control (co-ops) or government oversight (regulated, for-profit utilities) it works, more or less.
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