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Old 06-30-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Since I'm new here I got a letter in the mail from the electric company about wind power. Apparently it has a fixed rate compared to an adjustable fuel price-based rate (of course neither of them were mentioned). I have yet to get an electricity bill so far; does anyone know what the price difference is or ranges between since one rate is fixed and the other is variable? If it's not too steep I might go for it since I pretty much fit the profile here:
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There's a place on CPS Energy's web site to calculate how much extra you'd pay to do "windtricity." I imagine you'll have to wait until you get your first bill before you'll have the usage numbers for the estimate.

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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Our electric bill was typically around $55 per month for the summer months - the months we had our highest usage due to the AC. We switched to windtricty, and opted for the 100% use rate, and our bill is now around $65 per month. We feel that the extra $10 per month is well worth it figuring we are now getting close to 100% of our electricty from the wind. During the winter months our bill went from around $15 per month to $20 per month.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Thanks - I may check out that calculator soon. Still have no idea what my bill or consumption will be, but I don't think it'll be *that* bad. There's 20 inches of blown-in cellulose insulation in the attic. No radiant barrier and from what the stuff costs at Lowes I don't have any plans to install one. I keep the a/c at 78 while I'm gone, 75/76 when I'm at home and things turned off when not in use.
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