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Electricity rate comparison

Post in 'The Green Room' started by Swedishchef, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Hey guys

    FWIW, my electricity supplier just put out a survey of electricity costs in various areas around North America. Page 5 shows the residential rates in various locations.

    All I know is that I could not afford electricity in San Fransisco or New York!!!!!

    Andrew

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  2. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Ok, Quebec is officially spoiled. wow

    15.4 cents here all up.
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Seattle used to be around 5 cents / kw. It's creeping up now, but still low in comparison. We are around 10.5 cents all totaled.
  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    All in, we're at 11.58.
    $.1158/kwh
  5. pdf27

    pdf27 Member

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    Don't groan too much - I pay roughly 24 ¢/kWh. Part of that is low consumption (I use ~2,200 kWh/year - those numbers are based on 12,000 kWh/year), part of that is the US having very cheap electricity in comparison!
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    $0.126 per kwh all in here.
  7. Redbarn

    Redbarn Burning Hunk

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    All in at $0.109 / kwh here.
  8. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    I'm getting 100% wind at 13.8 cents all in, in Philadelphia Metro.

    All I know is I was paying 15 cents in Chicago in **1989**, and now the price is 12 cents! Whassup?
  9. earl764

    earl764 Member

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    My rate is one thing, 9 cents roughly.

    My distribution charges added up are more than the actual electricity usage.

    Last bill was $61 for generation, $83 for delivery.
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  10. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    last I checked I'm paying roughly $0.15kw/h for generation and delivery...
  11. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    LOL. Yes we are. BUt you gotta remember that Hydro Quebec is Canada's largest electricity producer and the world's largest hydroelectricity producer. They sell lots of electricity to the US and share the profits (it is a state owner company) with it's residents in the form of low rates.

    Andrew
  12. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Wow. it's not often that rates go down..what caused that?!
  13. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Bret: I think Hydro Quebec sells to Maine and most New ENgland states....
    :)
  14. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    We get boned by Iberdrola, which owns Central Maine Power and is bleeding it dry... the next town over from me has their own electric utility, which is remarkably cheaper than CMP on the delivery end.. to the point where, when I lived in that town... it was cheaper to run electric heaters than a Monitor....
  15. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Move back to that other town ;)
  16. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    I was renting there, and I own this house outright... do the math...
  17. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    Let's hope they don't privatize, get a clue, cut you Quebecois off, and sell ALL their juice to NYC and CT for a tidy profit.
  18. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    They already know how they're making the money. It will NEVER privatize. It makes too much money for now. And if they attempted to privatize, the residents of Quebec would likely riot until it went back to a state owned company.

    Hydro Quebec had wanted to buy NB Power (New Brunswick Power) for 5 billion and the residents of NB turned it down. It would have provided straight pipe transmission lines to the US for HQ. Silly NB residents: NB Power has a $5 billion dollar debt!!

    Andrew
  19. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    O Canada!
  20. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I get 11c a KWH That includes EVERYTHING Taxes Min cust Charge,Dist,Gen,Transmission,ect. THats the only way to figure it take your entire Bill & div by Kws used. Cant complain,seems like it keeps gettin cheaper if you figure inflation.
  21. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    That is a pretty decent rate Randy!

    The neighboring province to me costs twice as much as it does here for electricity. I had plan on moving there. However the higher cost of electricity is offset by lower income taxes....

    Andrew
  22. Fi-Q

    Fi-Q Feeling the Heat

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    Ok, the only down side for our low power rate is it is still diffcult for me to justify a gassifier boiler with storage........ :p .. But so far my wood is free so it is still cheaper than cheap electricity
  23. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    There's the man! You're back, long time no see! What have you been up to?!?!

    You have a boiler eh? Nice!

    Andrew
  24. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    The report stupidly only reports the energy charge that the power company pays. Which is like buying milk by the cow fart. The total bill divided by consumed power is all that matters. Sheesh, better go pour some cow farts on my cereal.

    All in we're at exactly 10 cents per kwh. Pretty odd. I use 1100 kwh and pay 110$. That dang hot tub is a hog. Our propane is less than 2$ per gallon right now and while both are cheap, electric is actually the better bargain.
  25. Fi-Q

    Fi-Q Feeling the Heat

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    Hey not much bud, Freezing my rear end in Mont-Louis, having to play with small small wire and small 7mm bolts & nuts on the mountain, in a steel igloo, at -25 celsius !!! Awesome !!! Sending you an email......

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