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Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 20, 2022 08:54AM
Great for you if you're 100% solar or otherwise 'off-the-grid'. For those who have to pay the utility company, what is the supply charge per kWh where you are?

We've been with Inspire on a flat unlimited rate of $75/mo. for a year, but that deal expires in a couple of weeks. The new flat unlimited rate is $154.99, which they reduced to $134.99. OR we can pay a fixed 16.69 per kWh, which of the two options is the one I'll go for. It's still about a penny per kWh cheaper than our utility (Eversource). I'm still doing some exploring though, before I re-up. Just curious how we in Massachusetts compare with the rest of the country or more importantly, if anyone here has any good suggestions for option – besides putting solar panels on our facing-the-wrong-direction-and-obscured-by-trees roof.

It's like dealing with the cable companies. RollingEyesSmiley5
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: clay
Date: August 20, 2022 09:07AM
One data point: [www.energybot.com]
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 20, 2022 09:15AM
Thanks, but I found that and as soon as they wanted my address, I bailed. Then for the hell of it I plugged in an address down the street and most of what I got back was a lot of info about how I should consider solar.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 20, 2022 09:25AM
we pay balanced. $226/mo for volts. July was 942 kwh.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: August 20, 2022 09:28AM
I'm in a rural area, so I'm on a Co-op in Louisiana. The statement doesn't include the rate, but when I do the math, the rate is $0.1125 per kWh.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: August 20, 2022 09:31AM
West Alabama - 11.2 per kWh. Local REA co-op.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 20, 2022 09:37AM
We have electric choice here (western Pennsylvania), but the best deals have screw-you tripwires if you mess up the renewal procedure. I got bit hard by that one time, so I just keep the default utility, which I have found to be competitive enough.

We use budget or level billing. Our next budget billing is to be $117 for about 600 KWH average use, after a recent rate hike. That's about 10% more than it was a few months ago. That's 19.5 cents per KWH, supply plus delivery. The supply part is half of that.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 20, 2022 09:39AM
“ Great for you if you're 100% solar or otherwise 'off-the-grid'. “


Rate payer!


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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 20, 2022 09:44AM
In Mpls/StP suburbs, 0.103/kwh (“energy charge - summer”) plus a “fuel cost charge” of 0.0377, on top of a basic service charge of $11.90/mo. Plus a “Resource adjustment” and “Interim Rate Adj” totalling another $8.

This is Xcel; I’m suspicious that the “fuel cost charge”, “Resource Adj”, and/or “Interim Rate Adj” may have to do with the Texas ERCOT grid failure. eye twitch smiley
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 20, 2022 09:46AM
Very expensive. We have "time of day" rates here in Sacramento. I pay 30-35 cents per kw/h during peak hours when it's hot.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 20, 2022 10:08AM
haven’t checked in over a year but last time i did it was $0.0675 per kwh here in GA.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: August 20, 2022 10:11AM
Jefferson Co Washington - we just had a pretty significant rate hike. A year ago our rate was 0.0882 with a base fee of $21.00

Current Electric Charges $64.04
last month
Electric Usage 567 kWh @ 0.0908 $51.48
Electric Base Fee $23.50

We also have a well that is shared with another home
Electric Usage 13 kWh @ 0.0908 $1.18
Electric Base Fee $23.50
Current Electric Charges $24.68

No AC, and water heater and stove top are gas



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 20, 2022 10:18AM
SoCal, not SC Edison. Local public utility.

$0.123/kWh base rate
$0.251/kWh over base

Last billing cycle we were at 76% at base and 24% over base
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 20, 2022 10:19AM
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graylocks
haven’t checked in over a year but last time i did it was $0.0675 per kwh here in GA.

I am so jealous!
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 20, 2022 10:23AM
PG&E...
$0.42558/kWh off-peak
$0.48902/kWh peak...

Oh... yay....

Been considering solar for a couple years, but, even with financing, it's a big initial outlay... I don't use that much power.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 20, 2022 10:34AM
12.503¢/kWh
Fixed charge $24.75
State tax 6.875%
County transit/use tax .25%
Franchise tax 4%
City sales tax .5%



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 20, 2022 10:52AM
Also in MA, and delivery is through Eversource. The town of Greenfield started a bulk buy for town residents a few years ago, the current supplier contract is with Dynegy. The supplier rate is 9.9 cents per kWh, the delivery charges add up to about 14 cents per kWh.

We were given the option to opt-out when this began, I shopped around a bit and did not see anything that would be consistently better. Checking since then, I could get slightly better rates at times, but would have to keep checking every few months to see where the next bargain rate would be available from. And at times none would be available.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 20, 2022 11:22AM
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 20, 2022 11:57AM
Of course Duke Energy makes it difficult --

Energy Charge
1,000.000 kWh @ 8.379c 83.79
Energy Charge
231.000 kWh @ 9.266c 21.39
Fuel Charge
1,000.000 kWh @ 4.469c 44.69
Fuel Charge
231.000 kWh @ 5.539c 12.80
Asset Securitization Charge
1,231.000 kWh @ 0.234c 2.88

Total $178.00


The Asset Securitization charge is to cover Duke's cost of closing its nuclear plant (which is offline because Duke broke it when they cheaped out and tried to refuel it themselves).



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: August 20, 2022 12:39PM
Duke Energy (NC):

Billing Period - Jun 30 to Jul 29

Basic Facility Charge $14.00 (<--this should be folded into the electric rate)
Energy Charge 95.45 (~9 cents/kWh)
Storm Recovery Charge
1,062.000 kWh @ $0.00072900 0.41
Renewable Energy Rider 0.94
Total Current Charges $110.80

Your current rate is Residential Service (RS).

Billing details - Taxes
Sales Tax For Utility $7.76
Total Taxes $7.76



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2022 12:40PM by Bill in NC.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: August 20, 2022 12:44PM
Quote
Paul F.
PG&E...
$0.42558/kWh off-peak
$0.48902/kWh peak...

Oh... yay....

Been considering solar for a couple years, but, even with financing, it's a big initial outlay... I don't use that much power.

Much cheaper just to 'solar-ize' a room, especially given PG&E's penchant for arbitrarily cutting off power:

Taking my office off-grid

Note he had to buy a large, expensive battery bank since his mini-split runs on 240VAC.

There are ones that use 120VAC or for even less just install a window unit.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 20, 2022 12:47PM
Thank you, all. Very enlightening. Our current bill is the worst I've seen since we've lived here, at $300+. Of course that's for 1575 kWh usage this past month. In this recent heat wave, the AC has been cranking more than ever. The killer is that the majority of that bill is the utility's Delivery charge, fees and taxes. The Supply was the flat $75. Based on the few comparison's I've found for options in this area, I may just lock in that 16.69 per kWh for three years as predictions are that the rates this winter will go up yet again.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 20, 2022 12:57PM
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Bill in NC
Duke Energy (NC):

Billing Period - Jun 30 to Jul 29

Basic Facility Charge $14.00 (<--this should be folded into the electric rate)

Agreed. I think I pay $20-25 per month for this in Sacramento. It's quite regressive.
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: abevilac
Date: August 20, 2022 01:20PM
For June 27 to July 27
Lancaster PA
PP&L

9.890¢/kWh

Supply $80.41
Delivery $47.95
Total $128.36
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: TLB
Date: August 20, 2022 02:58PM
.0849/kWh supply, .0456/kWh delivery. So, 13.05 cents all in (no other fees or taxes)
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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: August 20, 2022 03:03PM
$.14/kwh here in non-PGE area of California (TDPUD)



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 20, 2022 03:07PM
Grid rate is 13¢/kWh. Solar offsets about half of that for us though.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 20, 2022 06:58PM
My boss's electric bill is like $1500/month.



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 20, 2022 07:06PM
My bill last month was $127. The month before it was $100 even
This is in GA, so the AC was on a lot.
We get our power from Cobb EMC, an electric member co-op.
The thing that keeps my bill down is that my approx. 3,000sf townhouse is well insulated but it also has units on both sides.
Our bill at our old house that had single lane windows and not great insulation would have been 3-4 times that.
I keep the temp at 77°-78° but it is pretty comfortable.

Edit the only thing that is gas is my stovetop, which is almost never used. Lol





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: Care to share your electric rates?
Posted by: dk62
Date: August 23, 2022 12:17PM
NJ - about $0.12/kWh total (8 cents energy, 4 delivery).



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