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Old 12-31-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Default What is the electricity rate in LC?

I'm considering a move, and would like to factor in living costs. Since everyone uses different amounts; will someone please give me the rate? What is the monthly service fee? Is sales tax added to both? Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I'm considering a move, and would like to factor in living costs. Since everyone uses different amounts; will someone please give me the rate? What is the monthly service fee? Is sales tax added to both? Thanks!
How much electricity are you planning to use? When you consider your move, make sure you consider how energy-efficient your new home will be (insulation, windows). Try to think like a cheap b@stard before you buy something.

El Paso Electric is the utility company (not PNM).

I can't imagine any one location in the US having vastly different electricity rates than another since electricity can be purchased by one utility anywhere in the US from any other utility anywhere in the US. If one utility had a rate much higher that an adjacent one, it would get noticed and the PRC would step in.

I found a page that compares Utility Rates between states:
http://www.psc.state.fl.us/publicati...igures2007.pdf

It shows NM at just under 9 cents per kWh. The all-state average was 9.5 cents. There is a great map showing relative rates. The rates are the highest in CA, NV, TX and all through the NE. The next tier is AZ, NM, CO, so we are relatively expensive.

I can't imagine that any utility company would *not* charge a sales tax.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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I 've heard it is about 13 in SoCal, 9 is decent. Thanks for the link and info.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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My most recent bill was 11.5 cents/kwh.
On top of that, the taxes amounted to about 9%. There was also a $6 "customer charge".

Last summer they also added some "unrecovered fuel costs" charge that a ton of people complained about, I'm not sure what the $/kwh worked out to with that.
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