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Old 03-01-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I have a neighbor whos relative works for sce & he told him sce & all electric companies are raking in the money big time since the smart meters have been installed. Im up to 61 kwh for 18 days. Thats quite a difference compared to 47 kwh for 32 days (last billing cycle). I will easily go over 100 kwh this billing cycle which ends next week. Whats gonna drain me is my constant fan usage during the summer months. I often use 2 fans during the day + the cooler & cooler pump & at night i dont use the cooler but i do use the fans. A mobile home is a oven in the summer & ice box in the winter.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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Its sickening how the utility companies steal from us & we cant do squat about it.
Sure you can. If you get PV panels with net metering, rate increases will work in your favor as much as they work against you.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: So. Cal
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Sure you can. If you get PV panels with net metering, rate increases will work in your favor as much as they work against you.
If you consider the fact that he expects to use only 100KWH for a month or about $13 worth of electricity at my rates for tier 1 usage, I realy doubt he will be buying solar panels.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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If you consider the fact that he expects to use only 100KWH for a month or about $13 worth of electricity at my rates for tier 1 usage, I realy doubt he will be buying solar panels.
My last electric bill was $4.70. All good things must come to a end. I will use over 100 kwh by next tues. My lowest bill was about $3.00. The avg bill during the hot summer months with 2 fans & cooler on & fridge turned up was about $7.00 (Sometimes my bill was 5-6 dollars). During the winter when i used my electric quart heater often my max bill was about $15.00. I had low electric bills for over 12 years. Oh well.....
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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The free ride's over.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The free ride's over.
I got nothing free but my meter was dated from the 60s so i expected my bill to go up just like my rent does every summer.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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If your old mechanical meter was under reporting, you were getting something for free. Remember the old mechanical gas pumps? With the proper key and no boss around, they could be reset to dispense at a much lower price without making the employee's cash drawer come up short. Not that I ever did anything like that.


Same thing. You paid for something, but you also didn't pay for something.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: So. Cal
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My last electric bill was $4.70. All good things must come to a end. I will use over 100 kwh by next tues. My lowest bill was about $3.00. The avg bill during the hot summer months with 2 fans & cooler on & fridge turned up was about $7.00 (Sometimes my bill was 5-6 dollars). During the winter when i used my electric quart heater often my max bill was about $15.00. I had low electric bills for over 12 years. Oh well.....
I think most peope would consider your electric bill to be very low, my electric bills run in the $200-$300 range.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I think most peope would consider your electric bill to be very low, my electric bills run in the $200-$300 range.
I live by myself & i conserve energy. The biggest power user is my fridge. My next bill should be about $18.00 which includes the 2.00 + charge for the new meter. Its odd we have to pay for the smart meter for the next 12 or so yrs. I thought the electric companies own the meters. The meters cost over $300.00 each.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I just got my SCE bill. For 11 days with the old meter i used 7 kwh. For 18 days with the new meter i used 62 kwh. Im going to try to keep my monthly usage under 150 kwh. My total bill for 69 kwh is $6.58. That includes the care discount & i pay $0.09 cents per kwh (tier 1). I havent had a bill that high in months + im using less energy. The charges include all sorts of other charges like transmission, distribution, public purpose programs charge, new system generation charge, competition transition charge & a franchise fee. So far since my meter read on the 2nd i have used 7 kwh. So give or take im using 4 kwh daily until the heat arrives. I then expect it to double.
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