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delossw
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Had heard a good bit from everyone on how horrible WAPA is with price/reliability, what is your average electric bill per month if you don't mind me asking?

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Topic starter Posted : March 10, 2009 6:28 pm
Betty
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Its not so much like the states. It depends on what you have and USE in your house. How many bedrooms, how many a/c's, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove, computer, etc.. Are those appliances propane or electric, etc.

So how many bedrooms do you want? Do you plan to use a/c? Do you need a dishwasher? Do you leave your computer on 24hrs, etc...

Depends on how you live.

I run up about $250 to $350. I would guesstimate the most one bedrooms run in the $75 to $250 range, it all depends on your lifestyle, how many people and how big the place is. For your average 3 bedroom house I would guesstimate $250 and up.

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Posted : March 10, 2009 7:19 pm
nforbes
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3 people with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 window unit A/C, fish tank, fridge, washer/dryer, water cooler, mircowave. Everything else is gas.
$150/month

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Posted : March 10, 2009 7:21 pm
meowruff
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3 bedrooms/2 bath
2 people, 1 dog
Washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave, continual filtered water for our dog, electric stove, ceiling fans.
EVERYTHING (with the exception of the refrigerator) is either on a timer or is on a power strip that gets turned off while we are gone.
$105-120/month

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Posted : March 10, 2009 7:25 pm
delossw
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Thanks, thats not as bad as I had thought..

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Topic starter Posted : March 10, 2009 7:28 pm
islandtyme
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2 bdrm - frig, microwave, washer & ceiling fans ............$75 - $80 including LEACH
(this is just electric, water is another $45 PM).

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Posted : March 10, 2009 7:44 pm
Exit Zero
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3 bedrooms,1 bath, No AC, 1 ceiling fan,washer - no dryer, HW heater, water pump, no pool,fish tank,cable TV,outside security lights,electric stove,microwave,coffee machine,toaster oven, many CFL lightbulbs, ---- $100 or less a month.

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Posted : March 10, 2009 10:31 pm
rokipatel
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lucky you my bill does not go under $ 500 dollars????? back when leac and the price of oil was at 140 dollars a barrel and the continius black outs between wapa and my generator i was spending closed to 1000 dollars a month??????

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Posted : March 10, 2009 11:45 pm
Linda J
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Right now 4 people, 2 BR/2BA. No a/c, electric stove, fridge, 3 fans run 24/7, hot water heater. About $150 a month.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 1:04 am
Exit Zero
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lucky you my bill does not go under $ 500 dollars????? back when leac and the price of oil was at 140 dollars a barrel and the continius black outs between wapa and my generator i was spending closed to 1000 dollars a month??????

Not sure it is "luck" as much as it is a lifestyle choice.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 1:25 am
Betty
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lol...well my prices were way off for this board but I was basing the 3/2 off my rental and what my friends say they pay.

I've had a renter run up a $900 wapa bill, never wanted to turn off the a/c's and it bit them in the rump. It just all depends on the person. I get so many new transplants in my rental and they don't want to do without a/c....much like my husband, who freezes me out every night.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 1:02 pm
schnell
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How have the black outs been lately?? I know when gas was so high there were many blackouts for extended periods....has that improved in the last couple months??

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Posted : March 11, 2009 1:29 pm
pamela
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Power has been fairly reliable lately. You just sort of have to take in it stride. Rarely out for long unless something blows up and that does happen. 1 BR with all electric appliances. I work from home a lot, husband is always home, no ac - $150 average. No water included. Water is cistern. Purchased three time in last twelve months. Last time November I think.

Pamela

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Posted : March 11, 2009 1:58 pm
GoodToGo
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Hey, I just got another electricity eBill for my empty house in the Seattle suburbs for $225 for last month! When we occupy the house the utility bill (gas and electric) is typically $300-$350 / month. (Seriously, I haven't been in the house for many months since before my wife and son moved here so I have no clue what they left 'on'.)

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Posted : March 11, 2009 6:07 pm
Juanita
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Went to pay the WAPA bills today, (St. Croix), and WAPA wasn't at WAPA! They are in the Innovative building, just down the road. I think this is temporary due to some building issue.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 6:10 pm
nforbes
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I just got a power bill - $30 usage and $90 LEAC - 3x the amount of consumption. Not as bad as...$190 usage and $500 LEAC?! What the hell is going on here?

Has anyone actually done a dispute with WAPA? I've never had to. My daily usage jumped from 19 kwh per day to 90?! and i'm not even living there anymore.

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Posted : March 31, 2009 1:41 pm
Betty
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I have. And like everything on this island it helps with who you know. You need to know what your meter reading are every month. So you have to check it yourself. Go in with copies of all your old bills and meter readings. Find out if you are actually being read by a person or a machine. The machines break that's what happened with one of the business I work with. Its not a fast process. Not everyone there will be pleasant, so you've got to work hard to keep your cool. Most of all you've got to be persistant and determined.

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Posted : March 31, 2009 3:16 pm
Bombi
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a lot of the WAPA were estimated this month, the data was lost when they relocated to Innovative.

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Posted : March 31, 2009 3:25 pm
nforbes
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oh ok, good to know. i seriously wanted to cry when i saw the $700 bill...and then i got furious! I guess i'll have to make a day to visit WAPA. not today, though....Transfer Day :-X

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Posted : March 31, 2009 3:28 pm
jay
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One bed/one bath $75 per month Don't use lights much, but computer and fridge are always on, tv is on most o the time, water heater is going 24/7. If I run the fan 24/7 its $100 per month.

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Posted : March 31, 2009 3:45 pm
stiphy
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2 people living in a 3 bedrrom, 2 bath. Stove is Gas, but W/D, HW Heater, Energy * Dishwasher, and Energy * Fridge are electric. 1 Window unit AC that we run only at night when sleeping in the bedroom. Ceiling fans. 2 water pumps. Right now bill is $160/month. Last summer when Leac was high it was $300. Most bulbs in my house are CF/energy efficient. Some electronic equimpent on all the time (about 150 watts continuous draw). Not too bad but I'm pretty good about turning off lights/fans when I'm not using them.

Sean

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Posted : March 31, 2009 7:55 pm
Linda J
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$76.52 for us this month, 4 adults, 3 working full time. 2 br, 2 ba, no a/c.

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Posted : April 1, 2009 1:13 pm
Neil
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$76.52 for us this month, 4 adults, 3 working full time. 2 br, 2 ba, no a/c.

Zowie, that's cheap. But probably makes a BIG difference that you work out of the house.

I've got a pool pump running 8 hrs a day, well pump, two frigs (don't ask), computer/fans/tv, wife runs the ac to drown out daytime noise (she works nights sometimes), lights to a minimum, washer/dryer/dishwasher, electric oven, teen with blow drier and curling iron: about $300 a month, ...which is comparable to the electric bill PLUS winter gas bill back up where we used to live. I figure we could cut that back by 1/3 if we needed to, but ...

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Posted : April 3, 2009 2:45 am
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