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Wonder what my electric bill will be? #7186759
02/17/21 05:53 PM
02/17/21 05:53 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
Mark June Offline OP
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Since Texas is the only state that is unrelated in the power grid and brokers electricity based on price and demand.
Well, the stats are starting to come in for consumption prices and it's a bit crazy.

For instance;
CIBC’s Babin noted that Texas’ unregulated market is exacerbating the price swings as energy producers are forced to buy megawatts in the open market.
Some of the heightened cost could end up on Texas consumers’ utility bills. Companies such as Griddy — which gives consumers access to wholesale electricity prices — have outlined ways for its users to switch power providers in an effort to shield them from volatile price swings.

“The power price is usually about $20, $30, $40 per megawatt hour, and because of extreme events, the price of power hit the $9,000 cap. That’s very extreme,” said Ron Silvestri, senior analyst at Neuberger Berman.

My bill might be 10 x the megawatt charge some months @ 10 x $30 = $300.
For this month 10 x $9,000 = well you can do the math.

Lights out!
Turn off that puter!
Kill the heat pump!
Stop flushing those toilets!

Sorry folks, lure prices have to go up wink

Blessings,
Mark



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Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186761
02/17/21 05:55 PM
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WA
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You should have moved to AZ......


Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Vinke] #7186763
02/17/21 05:58 PM
02/17/21 05:58 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
Mark June Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Vinke
You should have moved to AZ......



But I always dreamed about the Alamo as a kid. "Davy, Davy Crockett. King of the wild frontier!"


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Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186787
02/17/21 06:15 PM
02/17/21 06:15 PM
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WA
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Move to AZ after all the CA people reck it. Then enjoy the cost of living.
Great wages for everyone
cheap grocerys
cheap houses
llots of AZowned land that is free to access and camp


Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186788
02/17/21 06:16 PM
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WA
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#keepthedemocratsoutofaz


Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186809
02/17/21 06:30 PM
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Dont think I'll have a big bill, been off for three days now. Been using propane for heat. Ih yeah ,no water either. My local water utility has no power for the pumps either.

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186816
02/17/21 06:35 PM
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That's crazy Mark, I had no idea your utilities were completely unregulated like that.
Our electric utility is a Co-op, run by a board elected by members. Rate changes are also subject to state approval. I pay right about 25 cents per KWH, all fees and charges included.


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Originally Posted by Rat Masterson
Boco couldn't catch a cold.

But if he did, it would be Top Lot.
Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Vinke] #7186829
02/17/21 06:40 PM
02/17/21 06:40 PM
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Northern Maine
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Originally Posted by Vinke
Move to AZ after all the CA people reck it. Then enjoy the cost of living.
Great wages for everyone
cheap grocerys
cheap houses
llots of AZowned land that is free to access and camp

Arizona is nice.Lived there as a kid.


My President is still President Trump
Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186830
02/17/21 06:40 PM
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La Vernia & Dallas TX
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I'm not sure how it'll shake out but kinda like la4, we've been hit and miss on any power being on in the San Antonio area.
We're in a co-op that is run by ???? I have no idea.
We lick a stamp with a check every month and send it to the nice ladies in town and they allow us to flip light switches on and such,
so I'm a dummy about all the rest.


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Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186831
02/17/21 06:41 PM
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Our town makes their own they say

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186866
02/17/21 06:56 PM
02/17/21 06:56 PM
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I think we paid about $300 maybe a bit more for January, in Northern Michigan. Including a feed line to a 14 x 65 Manufactured home we have for the kids and grandkids. The Manufactured is just heated enough to prevent pipe freeze, nobody used it last month. My off grid cabin is solar, 2- 6 volt golf cart batteries 4 years ago for $200 a pair, wood heat.


your only allowed so many sunrises... I aim to see every one of them!
Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186876
02/17/21 07:00 PM
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I pray it’s not that high for y’all. And here I thought $135 was a little excessive. But, it does go up during the Summer, lol. I keep my thermostat on 68-72 year round. Anything below 68 and the heat comes on, anything above 72 and the AC comes on. Our AC runs way more than our heat!!

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: KenaiKid] #7186890
02/17/21 07:07 PM
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Arizona
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Originally Posted by KenaiKid
That's crazy Mark, I had no idea your utilities were completely unregulated like that.
Our electric utility is a Co-op, run by a board elected by members. Rate changes are also subject to state approval. I pay right about 25 cents per KWH, all fees and charges included.


That seems pretty spendy. We pay 7 1/4 cents per kWh where I’m at. I can remember paying 9 mils (just less than a penny)per kWh when I first got married.

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186896
02/17/21 07:12 PM
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Hope that the true charge is less than you even hope for as the potential bill total sounds nuts!

Chris


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Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186927
02/17/21 07:27 PM
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Mark....is it true ...that all the natural gas lines are on the surface...and not buried?..Some Dem told me that...lol


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Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: KenaiKid] #7186941
02/17/21 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by KenaiKid
That's crazy Mark, I had no idea your utilities were completely unregulated like that.
Our electric utility is a Co-op, run by a board elected by members. Rate changes are also subject to state approval. I pay right about 25 cents per KWH, all fees and charges included.


If I'm not mistaken an increase in price from your wholesaler is a pass through to the customer and doesn't require a rate change

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186959
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Only $0.0437 here.

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7186973
02/17/21 07:54 PM
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Mark, I think you are confused. The power company buys megawatt/hours; your house is billed in kilowatt/hours. A megawatt/hour is 1000 kilowatt/hours. You'll be OK, maybe a small bump for the extra cost of electricity the company has to pay and more for the larger amount you'll use in the cold temps.

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Nessmuck] #7187011
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Mark....is it true ...that all the natural gas lines are on the surface...and not buried?..Some Dem told me that...lol

Curious what problem an above ground gas line would cause? I know the town south of me had about 20 miles of above ground line running to it, up until a few years ago when it was replaced with a new line. The local farmers have been cutting the old line up for posts and corral material as it is just laying on the surface. I can't remember the town ever having any problems when using the old line, and we have had some cold winters over the years.

Re: Wonder what my electric bill will be? [Re: Mark June] #7187062
02/17/21 08:35 PM
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I think my next bill will be over $600.


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