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Yearasta
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Topic starter Posted : January 31, 2014 12:13 am
wenchtoo
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Since I have moved to Georgia I have just ordered propane for my backup heat source. It is sold by the gallon, @ 3.40 gal. 😮
Don't think it will be cheaper!!!

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Posted : January 31, 2014 11:37 am
sunshinefun
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I highly doubt that there will be any decrease in WAPA rates once the propane conversion takes place.

Hugo and his thieves will find some new excuse or the price of propane will have risen (as it is now) to a higher level that negates any savings.

But them Hugo will say...but at least we are polluting less!

Another loser boondoggle, Virgin Islands style.

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Posted : January 31, 2014 12:07 pm
Alana33
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I, for one, cannot wait to see any reduction in my WAPA bill, especially in summer months when fans or occassional A/C use is required.
It'll never be as cheap as electricity in the states but any downward costs are to be and will be appreciated. Fingers crossed!

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Posted : January 31, 2014 3:44 pm
sunshinefun
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Don't be holding your breath on the price reduction.

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Posted : February 4, 2014 12:20 pm
Alana33
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I just purchased a new refrigerator for my rental apt.
I was looking over the paperwork that came with it including the yellow energy guide tag.

The yellow tag stated " Estimated operating costs based on a 2012 national average electricity cost or 10.65 cents per kWh

Gee, wouldn't that be nice! We pay so much more! Mind-boggling that some places only charge that much for electricity!

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Posted : February 9, 2014 9:27 pm
JulieKay
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I think I mentioned before that we are now paying 8 cents per kWh here in Florida - the last two months we have run AC/heat, all lights (which we are terrible about turning off), water heater, pool pump, appliances, etc., (no gas), and our bill has been around $200/month. There is a fuel charge but it's nothing like the VI.

I firmly believe that WAPA is the absolute heart of the economic troubles in the VI - small businesses closing left and right, people unable to afford their bills, turning off their electricity and living with candles or generators, and high electric costs leading to higher food costs and so on. I think STX could actually be weathering the shutdown of HOVENSA much better right now if it wasn't for the fact that businesses are already on a shoestring with the high cost of WAPA.

I also doubt there will be a price reduction. But I am SMH at these men that think everything will be just fine. It isn't.

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Posted : February 9, 2014 9:41 pm
Alana33
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Can you imagine how much money we could save if our rates were 8 cent a kWh instead of 50 cents higher per kWh!
Good grief, we'd be rich! (well, you get my drift..........!;))

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Posted : February 10, 2014 12:07 pm
speee1dy
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juliekay, i am envious. we are hoping to move to florida within the year? fingers crossed

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Posted : February 10, 2014 12:27 pm
sunshinefun
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We won't be here more than a few more years either.

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Posted : February 11, 2014 11:57 am
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