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Re: Downtime

Unread postby nekonoko » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:03 am

vegac wrote:Pfft, I pay about $0.56/kWh (in the Bay Area in Cali) all told...
It's pretty insane.


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Re: Downtime

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:23 pm

Interesting. So Cal Extortion, I mean, Edison ends up charging me (since I bust through to at least Tier-4 usage every month) an aggregate rate of about $0.24/kWh. vegac, are you on Pacific Gouge and Extraction?
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:55 pm

Sheesh, I have Duke Energy (in Kentucky USA). Last month (jan 15-feb 16) I paid $131.11 for 1557 kWh which works out to $0.084/kWh. If my apartment building wasn't so old, it would probably be half that. I bet more than half of my electric bill goes right out the windows and cracks in the walls as heat in the winter, and cool air in the summer. In the spring and fall when the weather is nice, I spend $20-30 on electric, but in the summer months it can get close to $200.

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Re: Downtime

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:46 pm

I don't know how many kWh we pay, but between me, my roommate and his boyfriend, we paid $400 this month to Virginia Dickhole Power Co. His house is ancient though, has so many air leaks its not even funny.
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby hamei » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:47 pm

TeamBlackFox wrote: ... we paid $400 this month to Virginia Dickhole Power Co.

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Re: Downtime

Unread postby smj » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:50 pm

Alright, y'all made me pull out some papers and check... I'm in Berkeley, California and service is from PG&E. I have 17 solar panels on the roof, so I "just" pay for whatever I pull off the grid (500-900 kWh/mo), but it may not be clear how it translates to any standard residential rates.

Anyway looking at April-February billing starting in 2014, I averaged $0.247/kWh with a range of 3.6 cents (22.8 cents to 26.4 cents). I usually use $0.25/kWh for estimating year-long operating costs for electric lights and such, so nice to see I wasn't so far off.
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:43 pm

I need to get around to installing solar.

guardian452 wrote:Sheesh, I have Duke Energy (in Kentucky USA). Last month (jan 15-feb 16) I paid $131.11 for 1557 kWh which works out to $0.084/kWh. If my apartment building wasn't so old, it would probably be half that. I bet more than half of my electric bill goes right out the windows and cracks in the walls as heat in the winter, and cool air in the summer. In the spring and fall when the weather is nice, I spend $20-30 on electric, but in the summer months it can get close to $200.


Last month, for 924 kWh, I paid $214. However, this is a 2400 sq ft house. When I lived in an apartment, I usually spent between $80 and $300/mo (higher in summer of course).
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:55 pm

I'm in Minnesota, I couldn't keep this place warm in the winter if I had a freakin' tokamak in my basement... :evil:
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby tomvos » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:49 am

Last year I used about 2600 kWh/a at 0,23 EUR/kWh. For a small apartment, heating is done by natural gas. There's no AC, because in Germany there aren't so many days of extreme heat.
But I know, if I run some of the SGIs for a prolonged period, this figure will go up noticeable.


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Re: Downtime

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:35 am

vishnu wrote:I'm in Minnesota, I couldn't keep this place warm in the winter if I had a freakin' tokamak in my basement... :evil:


I'm in the desert wastes of So Cal, I couldn't keep this place cool in the summer if I had the freakin' state of Minnesota in my attic. :evil:
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:39 am

Thankfully I always plug my car in at work which helps the bill quite a bit. I am sure the majority of our bill is the furnace. When my lease is up (next october :/ ) I'm planning on moving to a newer apartment which will hopefully have more efficient appliances and insulation, and they will let me hook up an evse.

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Re: Downtime

Unread postby hamei » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:56 pm

vishnu wrote:I'm in Minnesota, I couldn't keep this place warm in the winter if I had a freakin' tokamak in my basement... :evil:

What we do in Mongolia (same as Meenasoda, right ?) is build the bed out of bricks and put a fire underneath it. Then you spend most of winter in bed ... Collate this with that other thread and ... :D
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby vishnu » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:45 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:I'm in the desert wastes of So Cal, I couldn't keep this place cool in the summer if I had the freakin' state of Minnesota in my attic. :evil:

That would be like those guys who want to haul icebergs to the Gulf of Mexico to stop hurricanes... 8-)
hamei wrote:What we do in Mongolia (same as Meenasoda, right ?) is build the bed out of bricks and put a fire underneath it. Then you spend most of winter in bed ... Collate this with that other thread and ... :D

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Re: Downtime

Unread postby Oskar45 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:42 am

Between 12/13/2013 and 12/09/2014 I used 13.861 kWh on gas and 1.876 kWh on electricity :(
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Re: Downtime

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:49 am

1.8 kWh in a year? What type of computer do you have, an abacus? ;)
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