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Old 03-11-2019, 01:14 AM
 
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I just moved here from the bay area and was shocked at how much gas and electric is. My landlord pays for gas so my supply (usage) charge was $0 but "delivery" charges totaled around $19. My electricity "delivery" charges totaled around $20.

In the bay area I was responsible for both gas and electric and my total bill a month came out to be $30 in the wintertime! I wonder why
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:55 AM
 
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The cost of doing business here , the epa greenhouse credits utilities have to buy here because of fuel type and that nice protected underground service costs a fortune compared to an over head distribution system all cost us way more than other areas..

There are many technical reasons nyc has such expensive costs for power
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:38 AM
 
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I just moved here from the bay area and was shocked at how much gas and electric is. My landlord pays for gas so my supply (usage) charge was $0 but "delivery" charges totaled around $19. My electricity "delivery" charges totaled around $20.

In the bay area I was responsible for both gas and electric and my total bill a month came out to be $30 in the wintertime! I wonder why
Is your building "sub-metered?"
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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I just moved here from the bay area and was shocked at how much gas and electric is. My landlord pays for gas so my supply (usage) charge was $0 but "delivery" charges totaled around $19. My electricity "delivery" charges totaled around $20.

In the bay area I was responsible for both gas and electric and my total bill a month came out to be $30 in the wintertime! I wonder why
I don't know where you lived in the Bay Area but I had a small 2 bedroom apt and never paid less than $60-70 in the winter with gas heat. Summertime was about $25.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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I almost never run my heat living both in NYC and SF. In NYC my winter time electricity bill is about $70 whereas in SF it was about $25. I have a washer/dryer in-unit in NYC, so maybe that drives the difference. I haven't gone to look to see the details of the bills though.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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PSEG President once said that they have enough power supply to give electricity to every citizen in the state for free and they are really charging people for managing the grid. The cost of generating power has dropped so much it hardly matters. Yet, they will gladly continue to overcharge people. That's the power of utility monopoly.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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If it's expensive, I have terrible comparison. It's much cheaper than when I was paying, interestingly named, ComEd for the house I lived in in IL, so I've never complained about ConEd. I'm not sure if it'd make my life different to be paying $25 vs $60 a month for utilities as much as going from $200-500 (pipes burst... averaged $200 otherwise) to $60-80 and now a static $57.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The cost of doing business here , the epa greenhouse credits utilities have to buy here because of fuel type and that nice protected underground service costs a fortune compared to an over head distribution system all cost us way more than other areas..

There are many technical reasons nyc has such expensive costs for power


Don't forget that Con-Ed is a legalized rapist.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:39 PM
 
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Don't forget that Con-Ed is a legalized rapist.
if you ever see their inner workings you begin to see why it cost so much for power ...

it cost them a fortune to buy these stupid greenhouse credits .. new jersey bailed out years ago and we share air ... it makes no sense we still continue in this program
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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Luau
How you liking the UWS?
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