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53jmoon
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Good morning;
Question - what is the basic fee that WAPA charges each month without any usuage?
Can anyone help me out?
Thank you,
53jmoon

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Topic starter Posted : February 2, 2009 1:12 pm
RockyDock
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It depends what the WAPA fuel surcharge percentage is set at, because that effects the basic fee. When I was off-island for several months last fall, when the WAPA surcharge was higher than it is now, my September bill, for a place where I shut off the main breaker, was $10.18. While in another place, where I turned off the breakers for everything except the refrigerator and a phone answering machine, the bill came to $45.00. So, understand that for "without any usage" the main breaker would have to be shut off, because you may have things like small transformers and such using electricity while you aren't actually there.

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Posted : February 2, 2009 3:50 pm
Juanita
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I have a meter that doesn't get used. It's $5.00 per month minimum charge, then usually a dollar or so more in LEAC. This month, LEAC was 1.06 and CONS (what's that?) was .36 and .01 each for Pilot surcharge and WMB (what's that?), for a total bill of $6.44.

Before rates went down, it was running around $8 or so.

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Posted : February 2, 2009 5:08 pm
nforbes
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I love all the mystery charges!

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Posted : February 3, 2009 4:28 pm
DUN
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I have a meter that doesn't get used. It's $5.00 per month minimum charge, then usually a dollar or so more in LEAC. This month, LEAC was 1.06 and CONS (what's that?) was .36 and .01 each for Pilot surcharge and WMB (what's that?), for a total bill of $6.44.

Before rates went down, it was running around $8 or so.

I wish i could charge fees like Juanitas example above in my business!
Hey, how many customers does WAPA have, I`m sure that $6.44 really adds up with the shear amount of customers they have!

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Posted : February 3, 2009 9:53 pm
53jmoon
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Good evening/morning;
RockyDock, thank you for your explanation.
Juanita - you are paying how much/????
i am not on the island, and I pay $65.00-$75.00 a month / has paid every month.
Only has refer, alarm system running.
My landlord tells me how much it is and i pay it with the rent each month.
Has seperate meter for each apartment, but never seen the bill.
Is this too much?
Thank you,
53jmoon

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Topic starter Posted : February 4, 2009 4:43 am
Trade
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Yes, it's too much. Is your hot water heater turned off? Turn off all breakers except the one with the security system or ask the landlord to do this. Is there a refrigerator running?

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Posted : February 4, 2009 8:50 am
Juanita
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Not sure everyone understood my first statement. It is a meter that has NO usage, and I still pay $6.44 as a MINIMUM charge, just for having the meter.

I actually pay WAPA anywhere from $1600-$2200 per month, more back before the rates went down. Actually, my tenants pay most of that, but still plenty for my own personal use!

53jmoon,
You might want to ask to see the bill. Since rates went down a couple of months ago, I have large two bedroom, two bath units with people living in them that are running under $100 per month. I also have a very small efficiency that was $140, and the one right next to it was only $45. It's usually about A/C usage, but a reefer and alarm system should be very, very low, I would think.

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Posted : February 4, 2009 11:35 am
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