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Hydro Rates. How much are you paying per KW.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trackman1, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Trackman1

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    Just out of curiosity how much are people paying where you live.

    To keep it simple. I take the total of the bill. Doesn't matter how they get to the final number. Includes tax,hydro, delivery charges, what ever.

    Total Bill / KiloWatts = cost per KW.

    I live in Ontario Canada
    My last bill was $196.27 / 723.7KW = .27 So that is 27 cents per KW.
     
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    For me, in South Florida, USA, the last bill was $113.88 for 1068 kWh, equaling 10.6 cents per kWh. (avg. 34 kWh/day)
     
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    Thanks NO17RW.
    I am running this thread on another forum. But someone quickly hijacked the thread.

    I was merely trying to establish a cost per KW for different areas from your local utility.
    This cannot be done by looking it up as utility companies have different components to the bill.

    But the bottom line is

    Total cost on bill divided by KW usage = cost per KW.

    Results so far

    In Ontario Canada we pay 27 cents
    In Hocking Hills US they pay 10.7 cents
    In Florida US they pay 10.6 cents
     
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    Sure. I find it interesting. Too bad others haven't yet. Especially ones on other continents.
     
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    Heavy air conditioning use for July, Western Wisconsin. $0.12/kwh
     
  6. Trackman1

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    Thanks Magnus

    Results so far

    In Ontario Canada we pay 27 cents
    In Hocking Hills US they pay 10.7 cents
    In Florida US they pay 10.6 cents
    Western Wisconsin. $0.12/kwh
     
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    Long Island, NY .19/kwh
     
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    Thanks. Will add to list.
     
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    In Ontario Canada we pay 27 cents
    In Hocking Hills US they pay 10.7 cents
    In Florida US they pay 10.6 cents
    Western Wisconsin. $0.12/kwh
    Long Island, NY .19/kwh
     
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    Where in U.S.?
     
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    Yea the 115 was a clue about southwest but for the sake of T-mans survey, had to ask.
     
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    It's also a bit hard to devise the cost/kWh. Is it 8.6!!! (2114/245.76)
     
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    I don't know.

    They change it hourly with their Smartmeters depending on the grid load here in Central CA and what usage tier you are currently in. Never can calculate it off the meter. Even the bill has two payment cycles per month where they make major changes in it. I just figure it will be about $450 per month in summer with a heavy A/C load. Sweet huh? Cheap housing, but utilities are through the roof.

    Mack
     
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    Don't over-think it.
    I'm charged a different rate below a certain usage amount and a bit more after to promote conservation. At the end of the billing cycle don't you know how much kWh you used and how much you were charged?
    An average is sufficient. It's just an anecdotal comparison.
     
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    I find it interesting.... our power comes predominantly from coal though. Minimal hydro...
     
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    Sorry, I don't know as there isn't anything I can do about it anyway. It might be 12 to 45 cents per KW/hr. depending on load demands during peak and off peak periods. They don't tell me that info as to what time of the day or hour the rate changes. They also blame stuff continuously over the drought, shuttering of atomic plants, pension payouts, grid infrastructure, lawsuits, and now they want to shutter geo-thermal and oil as well and are preparing for another price increase. So call it $500 per month and maybe lock it in at that on a month to month, or perhaps $350/mo. if I were to average it out as my brother has. A lock-in pretty much kills any idea of ones KW/hr. use as they average your annual bill and auto-payment takes over for 12 months.

    I've talked with some solar panel people who seem locked in to some 4 cents per KW/hr. that the utility buys from their panel power from them, but they sell it for a lot more, maybe 12 cents per KW/hr. on the low hour/tier/non-peak period and 32 cents on the high. Some bank their solar output sell to them during winter for summer.

    If you have a Smartmeter around here, it is all over the board and worse if you have direct deposit as you will never see a bill or understand the printout if you do find one online to view.

    Mack