Average cost per kilowatt hour?

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  1. Gunslinger08

    Gunslinger08 Lifer

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    Anybody happen to know what the average cost for a kilowatt hour of electricity is?
     
  2. Eli

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    Average, I don't know....

    It totally depends on where you live, IIRC.

    Edit:

    Ah well, 0.26 seconds on google revealed;
     
  3. minendo

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    ~$0.06/kw hr here in Indiana.
     
  4. Gunslinger08

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    Damn, that's expensive.

    Residential: 3.983c/kWh, 3.409c/kWh, 3.87c/kWh, 5.47c/kWh

    Just found that for Virginia.. that's the 4 major companies' rates.
     
  5. Heisenberg

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    Mine's about $0.07/kWh.
     
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    VA power must be cheap. That means it'll cost about 32 cents a day to run my computer, assuming it's always at maximum draw.
     
  7. Blain

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    Mine here in SW Indiana is a little over .07/khH. But that includes a $4.35 service charge.

    I upgraded my central air conditioning system from a old 5-6 SEER unit to a Trane XR12 (with new air handler & A-coil). I also swapped out my old 30 gallon gas water heater for a 40 gallon Maytag Series 12.
    My utility bill has a total charge of $9.28 for natural gas even if I don't use ANY. :|

    Anyway, for the past two months my total utility bills have dropped 40% and 36% respectively. :D
    To be fair, this summer hasn't been as hot as last.
     
  8. sharkeeper

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    That's before distribution charge. To see actual amount, divide your total electric cost by the amount of kw/h used on your bill. Usually just below a dime per kw/h in the summer and just over a nickel in the winter.

    -DAK-
     
  9. rh71

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    NY (Long Island) numbers:

    Basic service: $.1790
    Regular usage: $.1249 / $.1367 (what's this difference anyway?)

    My last bill: 225KWH @ .1249 and 157KWH @ .1367. I had the guy explain it to me once before but now I forget. It wasn't as simple as peak vs. off-peak usage.
     
  10. cliftonite

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    How is your electric bill so low :confused: Ours is usually 4 to 6 times that much :confused: This months bill 600 kWH @.115652 - 69.39 and 72 kWh @.13028 - 9.38 It was kind of low because no one was home for nearly a week. And this doesnt include the gas :confused:

    Edit: This is in NJ.
     
  11. arcas

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    In central Kentucky, if you don't have an all-electric house, the rate structure looks something like:

    Service charge: $2.75
    First 100 KWh: 4.886 cents/KWh
    Next 300 KWh: 4.452 cents/KWh
    Anything after the first 400KWh: 4.063 cents/KWh

    So, at 1200KWh, your charge including service fee is about 4.4 cents/KWh

    If you have an all-electric house, the rate structure looks something like:

    Service charge: $3.75
    First 1000 KWh: 4.118 cents/KWh
    Anything after the first 1000 KWh: 3.736 cents/KWh

     
  12. MrYogi

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    $0.10/kwh
     
  13. bandana163

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    It's ~0.1$/kWh here.
     
  14. NogginBoink

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    I just calculated 9.538 cents/kWh on my most recent bill.