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dntw8up
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The Energy Information Administration just released the most recent data (2010) comparing Americans’ average electricity bills by state:

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/pdf/table5_a.pdf

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Topic starter Posted : November 18, 2011 7:03 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Now that's a great post! Thanks. Depressing, but good info.

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Posted : November 18, 2011 8:05 pm
Neil
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Thanks?

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Posted : November 18, 2011 8:06 pm
Neil
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On another note....
Looks like 'renewable energy' isn't going to be a big help to us...unless we plug into the P.R.

Hodge also said that he has received the findings from phase two of the Siemens feasibility study which is examining how much renewable energy the VI electric grid can handle: without interconnection with another island such as Puerto Rico, 10% would be the limit.

.... in closed systems such as the VI's, there's a ceiling on how much power from renewable energy can be put into the system. Since renewable energy is not “dispatchable” – you can't control when it comes and goes - a “spinning” reserve (traditional generator) is required as a backup to provide power when wind or solar is not available. It is extremely costly to run two parallel systems. However if we were to connect to a grid like the one on Puerto Rico, from whom we could buy electricity, the maximum capacity for renewable energy goes much higher.

http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2011/11/17/wapa-board-focuses-infrastructure-improvement-projects-monthly-me

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Posted : November 18, 2011 8:12 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Boo Hiss!!!!!

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Posted : November 18, 2011 8:31 pm
Hiya!
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A state can vary so wildly, when we where in orange co the electric bill was about $125 and we did not conserve. When we where in the palm springs area, it was much like here $400 to $600 electric bills.

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Posted : November 18, 2011 9:22 pm
jefgar
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It really hurts to see that some states are paying only 8 cents per KWH when we're here paying 44 cents per KWH. Even Hawaii pays just about half what we do per KWH.

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Posted : November 19, 2011 12:46 am
guice
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It really hurts to see that some states are paying only 8 cents per KWH when we're here paying 44 cents per KWH. Even Hawaii pays just about half what we do per KWH.

If you look closely, our consumption costs are actually only ~$0.08, too. It's that f'ing LEAC that's killing our bill. There are also some other misc charges I'm not too sure about. However, there is a clearly identified lined "CONS CRG" and it's 8 cents/kwh.

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Posted : November 19, 2011 1:58 am
jefgar
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I'm sorry; that's a distinction that is irrelavent to me when I write my check. The cost to me is 44 cents per KWH. You can slice it any way you want, but that's what I have to pay. The LEAC represents, among other things, the cost of oil used to generate electricity; it's clearly, then, an included cost. Do away with the LEAC, as some have proposed, and they'll just have to raise the base rate.

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Posted : November 19, 2011 4:24 am
DixieChick
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thanks for that info. always wanted to know what other states paid.

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Posted : November 19, 2011 11:57 am
SunnyCaribe
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People offer the consumption charge/LEAC distinction as if it were some sort of justification. It is meaningless. It's as if you were to get in a taxi which charged you $1 / mile but were forced to wait for, and pay for, a fill-up and an oil change en route.

The check you write every month, divided by the number of KwHs you use, is what you pay per KwH.

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Posted : November 19, 2011 12:28 pm
captpete
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Most every state power supplier has a LEAC fee included into their monthly rate fees.
Here in Tennessee, the price per Kw is about $0.0925, which also includes the LEAC fee....
The power plants in our area are fossil fuel fired...so WAPA isn't alone with their need for fuel and costs.
There was a 2009 government report on WAPA...they power plants on STX and STT are extremely in-efficient and poorly maintained...who would have guessed!
They power generated is operational in the low 20% of efficiency....plus the failure to have the Government paying for their usage is causing the utility to find operation payments to keep running.
There was also a report that certain individuals used their corporate issued credit cards and it was necessary for the card issuer to close the accounts for non payment...something like $59,000.00 charge and not paid since the charges were personal and not for company needs!!!
Maybe Hodge can answer the report from 2009 instead of thinking that there are new problems for this year.
If anybody would like a pdf of this report...send me a regular e-mail address, since I cannot post the whole report on this blog.
It is about 13 pages and very inclusive to where the problems are.
captpete@aquatechs.com

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Posted : November 19, 2011 2:59 pm
popflops
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Everybody's "average" is different - depending on the size of your house, the size of your family, your schedules, etc.. For a rough ballpark, look at your kwh usage on a current bill from where you live now. Multiply that by $.44 and that's approximately what you would pay here. When we lived in Ohio, our monthly bill was $307. We ran the heat when we were cool and the air when we were hot and didn't pay a whole lot of attention to conservation. Now we pay over $700 a month for no air and with vigilant conservation. It's a killer.

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Posted : November 22, 2011 5:56 pm
bathiel
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Everybody's "average" is different - depending on the size of your house, the size of your family, your schedules, etc.. For a rough ballpark, look at your kwh usage on a current bill from where you live now. Multiply that by $.44 and that's approximately what you would pay here. When we lived in Ohio, our monthly bill was $307. We ran the heat when we were cool and the air when we were hot and didn't pay a whole lot of attention to conservation. Now we pay over $700 a month for no air and with vigilant conservation. It's a killer.

Wow--how big is your house? $700 with no AC?

Bernie

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Posted : November 22, 2011 6:41 pm
saucey
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Hogo Hodge said that when he asks the PFA for an increase it is for the cost of fuel needed to keep WAPA up & running. So long as our gov't keeps using without contributing our LEAC keeps going up.

Questiion: if we keep paying to keep the gov't afloat, how does the gov't keep owing? WE are paying every month the portion of the LEAC the gov't does not anti-up to.

We are getting screwed.

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Posted : November 23, 2011 3:48 am
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