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(@michael)
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i'm going to start using a meter located next to my breaker box for my share of power useage, what is the magic number i muliply my kiliwatt hrs by to pay my share of the bill?

 
Posted : August 9, 2012 9:59 pm
Marty on STT
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Just look at the WAPA bill and use the rate that is listed there...for example, if the bill is for $800, and the rate is $.043/Kwh, 1,860.465 Kwh were used that month...if your meter shows your personal space used 500 Kwh, then you would be liable for $215.

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 2:42 pm
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It sounds like the OP is not getting a WAPA bill, but is using an auxiliary meter to track the KWHr usage to his living unit. Months ago, the WAPA rate was 46 cents per KWHr, but maybe it has changed.

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 2:58 pm
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Current rate to September 30th is 41.5/kWh:

http://www.viwapa.vi/Home.aspx

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 6:21 pm
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Current rate to September 30th is 41.5/kWh:

http://www.viwapa.vi/Home.aspx

I think that's just the LEAC, and not the whole rate. The whole rate can be calculated from the WAPA bill as total $ divided by total KWh.

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 6:45 pm
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my bill is 172 KWH, the total is $72.08=.419/KWH

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 6:53 pm
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Current rate to September 30th is 41.5/kWh:

http://www.viwapa.vi/Home.aspx

I think that's just the LEAC, and not the whole rate. The whole rate can be calculated from the WAPA bill as total $ divided by total KWh.

See the link. The current rate August 1 through September 30 is in a highlighted box and is 41.5/kWh. The LEAC would probably be added to that but I didn't read the whole linked page. If the LEAC was 41.5/kWh we'd be in deeper ca ca. 😀

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 9:17 pm
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We already are in deep excrement!

 
Posted : August 10, 2012 9:35 pm
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THANKS, stxbob is right, i will not be seeing the bill

 
Posted : August 11, 2012 3:06 am
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It sounds like the OP is not getting a WAPA bill, but is using an auxiliary meter to track the KWHr usage to his living unit. Months ago, the WAPA rate was 46 cents per KWHr, but maybe it has changed.

How does one get an auxiliary meter?
It is used when there is more than 1 apartment on one meter, so 1 apartment know exactly how much current they are using?

 
Posted : August 11, 2012 3:28 am
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I pulled a energy guide off of a small TV and I looked at it to see how much would be saved.
I read the fine print on the yellow tag ofmy expected savings and it said the savings were BASED ON 11 CENTS Per kWh.
Well, Gee! Anyone know where they only pay 11 Cents? I want to live there as long as there is no snow involved.

 
Posted : August 14, 2012 7:21 pm
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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2010)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Wyoming 6.20
2 Idaho 6.54
3 Washington 6.66
4 Kentucky 6.73
5 Utah 6.94
6 North Dakota 7.11
7 Arkansas 7.28
8 West Virginia 7.45
9 Nebraska 7.52
10 Oregon 7.56
11 Oklahoma 7.59
12 Iowa 7.66
13 Indiana 7.67
14 Missouri 7.78
15 Louisiana 7.80
16 South Dakota 7.82
17 Montana 7.88
18 Kansas 8.35
19 New Mexico 8.40
20 Minnesota 8.41
21 South Carolina 8.49
22 Mississippi 8.59
23 Tennessee 8.61
24 North Carolina 8.67
25 Virginia 8.69
26 Georgia 8.87
27 Alabama 8.89
28 Illinois 9.13
29 Ohio 9.14
30 Colorado 9.15
31 Texas 9.34
32 Arizona 9.69
33 Nevada 9.73
34 Wisconsin 9.78
National Average 9.83
35 Michigan 9.88
36 Pennsylvania 10.31
37 Florida 10.58
38 Delaware 11.97
39 Maryland 12.70
40 Maine 12.84
41 California 13.01
42 Vermont 13.24
43 District of Columbia 13.35
44 Rhode Island 14.08
45 Massachusetts 14.26
46 New Jersey 14.68
47 Alaska 14.76
48 New Hampshire 14.84
49 New York 16.41
50 Connecticut 17.39
51 Hawaii 25.12

 
Posted : August 14, 2012 8:13 pm
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It sounds like the OP is not getting a WAPA bill, but is using an auxiliary meter to track the KWHr usage to his living unit. Months ago, the WAPA rate was 46 cents per KWHr, but maybe it has changed.

How does one get an auxiliary meter?
It is used when there is more than 1 apartment on one meter, so 1 apartment know exactly how much current they are using?

BUMP! did you install yourself. details needed

 
Posted : August 14, 2012 8:44 pm
(@alana33)
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Annual Average Price per Kilowatthour by State
(Lowest to Highest Rate as of 2010)

Rank State Average Electricity Rate for
All Sectors
(Cents per Kilowatthour)
1 Wyoming 6.20
2 Idaho 6.54
3 Washington 6.66
4 Kentucky 6.73
5 Utah 6.94
6 North Dakota 7.11
7 Arkansas 7.28
8 West Virginia 7.45
9 Nebraska 7.52
10 Oregon 7.56
11 Oklahoma 7.59
12 Iowa 7.66
13 Indiana 7.67
14 Missouri 7.78
15 Louisiana 7.80
16 South Dakota 7.82
17 Montana 7.88
18 Kansas 8.35
19 New Mexico 8.40
20 Minnesota 8.41
21 South Carolina 8.49
22 Mississippi 8.59
23 Tennessee 8.61
24 North Carolina 8.67
25 Virginia 8.69
26 Georgia 8.87
27 Alabama 8.89
28 Illinois 9.13
29 Ohio 9.14
30 Colorado 9.15
31 Texas 9.34
32 Arizona 9.69
33 Nevada 9.73
34 Wisconsin 9.78
National Average 9.83
35 Michigan 9.88
36 Pennsylvania 10.31
37 Florida 10.58
38 Delaware 11.97
39 Maryland 12.70
40 Maine 12.84
41 California 13.01
42 Vermont 13.24
43 District of Columbia 13.35
44 Rhode Island 14.08
45 Massachusetts 14.26
46 New Jersey 14.68
47 Alaska 14.76
48 New Hampshire 14.84
49 New York 16.41
50 Connecticut 17.39
51 Hawaii 25.12

The above should make us all ill! Quite the eye opener to see how much more we all pay!

 
Posted : August 15, 2012 11:09 am
Jumbie
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I haven't chimed in lately but I do read the posts *-) We have now lived in NE Ohio since early May but still were involved with WAPA after selling our home. Our final WAPA bill (July) worked out to a total electric cost of $.41995/kwh or $.42/kwh. The current LEAC is $.3065/kwh.

Where we live, the local municipality buys electric from a provider and our total electric cost is $.11/kwh. We really enjoy the A/C when we need it and at a cost that doesn't break your wallet --:D.

Jumbie - Wadsworth, Ohio

 
Posted : August 15, 2012 12:47 pm
(@speee1dy)
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Thanks for bragging Jumbie

 
Posted : August 15, 2012 3:22 pm
(@michael)
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not sure where it was bought, easy to install at the breaker box, sorry about not keeping up on this post.

 
Posted : August 17, 2012 6:02 pm
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I haven't chimed in lately but I do read the posts *-) We have now lived in NE Ohio since early May but still were involved with WAPA after selling our home. Our final WAPA bill (July) worked out to a total electric cost of $.41995/kwh or $.42/kwh. The current LEAC is $.3065/kwh.

Where we live, the local municipality buys electric from a provider and our total electric cost is $.11/kwh. We really enjoy the A/C when we need it and at a cost that doesn't break your wallet --:D.

Jumbie - Wadsworth, Ohio

Question? What's LEAC? is this an addition charge for electricity? So total is .71kwh? Just confused a bit

 
Posted : August 17, 2012 11:38 pm
RockyDock
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The LEAC is an acronym for the Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause. Simply put, LEAC is fuel consumption. The Public Services Commission (PSC) authorized the LEAC in 1989 to allow the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to recover the cost of the fuel oil used to produce power and water for our customers. WAPA must file quarterly petitions with the PSC for an adjustment in the LEAC factor in order to recoup fuel cost increases or to pass along the savings if fuel costs decrease.

WAPA's per kilowatt hour rate of approx. 45 cents per KWH includes about 30 cents per KWH for the separate LEAC fuel oil charge.

Rocky Dock
Water Island

 
Posted : August 18, 2012 2:42 am
(@speee1dy)
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AandA, the charges listed already included the leac. right now charge is about .42. sorry they scared you. and i hope it does not go that high. the repercussions would be horrible

 
Posted : August 18, 2012 8:49 am
(@alana33)
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AandA, the charges listed already included the leac. right now charge is about .42. sorry they scared you. and i hope it does not go that high. the repercussions would be horrible

Seriously, who are we kidding? The rate has been higher in the past and shall continue to go higher until we swtich over from fuel oil useage and update our antiquated WAPA facilities. We live on the edge, moments away from power outages due to accidents (like someone running into a pole and taking out the electricity for the whole island), equipment failures, explosions,(Yes we'd had them at the STT plant) and storms. We can only pray that we do not have to go 3 and 4 months or longer without power, ever again. But it is a eventuality. Meantime, fingers crossed and prayers said.

 
Posted : August 18, 2012 4:18 pm
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