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Old 08-15-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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I'm sure your air conditioner is running around the clock in that 90 degree Canadian weather. I would bet that your utility is producing almost free hydroelectric power, too.

It's not reasonable, but that's what you get when you bow down to the altar of renewables. Here's a few sample prices from the larger countries in Europe (source: wikipedia):

Canada: 6 cents/kWh (mostly hydroelectric and nuclear power)
TECO/Progress: about 12 cents/kWh

Denmark: 43 cents/kWh
France: 19 cents/kWh (they are 75% nuclear)
Germany: 31 cents/kWh
Ireland: 24 cents/kWh
Italy: 37 cents/kWh
Netherlands: 35 cents/kWh
Spain: 20 cents/kWh
Sweden: 27 cents/kWh
Yeah we get a big break up here in Quebec with the electric being mostly hydro generated so electric bills are painless. never imagined electric was so high in Europe, as i've never heard any of my relatives in England complain about electric costs..
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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.12 kwh seems rather high, does that include distrubtion charge, surcharges, optimzation charges, renewable charges, service charges, sales tax, or any other cost for having read meter?


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Originally Posted by chi_tino View Post
I'm sure your air conditioner is running around the clock in that 90 degree Canadian weather. I would bet that your utility is producing almost free hydroelectric power, too.

It's not reasonable, but that's what you get when you bow down to the altar of renewables. Here's a few sample prices from the larger countries in Europe (source: wikipedia):

Canada: 6 cents/kWh (mostly hydroelectric and nuclear power)
TECO/Progress: about 12 cents/kWh

Denmark: 43 cents/kWh
France: 19 cents/kWh (they are 75% nuclear)
Germany: 31 cents/kWh
Ireland: 24 cents/kWh
Italy: 37 cents/kWh
Netherlands: 35 cents/kWh
Spain: 20 cents/kWh
Sweden: 27 cents/kWh
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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.12 kwh seems rather high, does that include distrubtion charge, surcharges, optimzation charges, renewable charges, service charges, sales tax, or any other cost for having read meter?
Yes. That is an all-in rate, although there is a monthly account fee whether you use 10,000 kWh or if your house is vacant.

12 cents is not high at all (re-read the original post and my responses). There are areas in the US where rates are two to three times as high (and even higher internationally), yet people still complain, because Floridians LOVE complaining.
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