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Old 09-15-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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What is the cost of electricity in US territories?

According to the electric bill I received today it is $0.29 per kWh in Puerto Rico.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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99% of fuel used to generate power is imported in Puerto Rico....equates to high rates.

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Old 09-15-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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99% of fuel used to generate power is imported in Puerto Rico....equates to high rates.

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Tell me about it!

Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:57 PM
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Location: Puerto Rico
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Yup. I spend around $100 and I only use the A/C during the night, from 11 PM to 7 AM. I always laugh when my friends in the Mainland tell me their bills have increased to a staggering $40.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:29 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The current rate in the USVI is 41.5c/kWh for residential and 44.9c kWh for commercial.

http://www.viwapa.vi/Home.aspx
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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cost of living in paradise eh? What's more, most of the population in PR steals electric and all the section 8 projects are tax payer subsizided so they get to cram 4 ac units into one apartment and run it all day long, while my parents get to ration their AC during the day and still get a 300 dollar bill for the privilege of sweating all day. In addition to insane crime and no jobs for young people, sounds like a great tradeoff for perma 70degree weather....
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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... and all the section 8 projects are tax payer subsizided so they get to cram 4 ac units into one apartment and run it all day long ...
You should do some more research on Section 8 before making such comments. Seriously, just saying.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:50 PM
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Location: Puerto Rico
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You should do some more research on Section 8 before making such comments. Seriously, just saying.
As far as I know, Hindsight is right. Many of those people have a life of leisure while the rest of us sweat like pigs for scraps. Me, as a PR born, can't wait to leave this island of bums.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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As far as I know, Hindsight is right. Many of those people have a life of leisure while the rest of us sweat like pigs for scraps. Me, as a PR born, can't wait to leave this island of bums.
I've just done a lot of research on the Section 8 program and it was pretty interesting - dispelled a number of my own misconceptions!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Yeah a summer in PR will get you used to the heat. My wallet allowed me only the "luxury" of box fans, and the new houses were not built to harness the breezes like the old ones. There are worse things though, makes you think how spoiled we really are. I accepted that my lifestyle would be different as a budget student on the island than in the US, and since my mind knew this I never complained. But different is the word.
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