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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:29 (69 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

We did a lot of research into electric rates last year. The CFE page was a great resource.

What is probably killing you is the history. The more you use, the more you pay per kwh. However, unlike many places, once you are kicked up a level, you remain at that level for at least a year, so even though you use very little electricity, you are paying a high rate per kwh. That's why so many places have multiple meters. Keep consumption low, keep rates low. Your current rate was determined by who lived there last, unfortunately.

Fortunately for us, our house hadn't had electrical service for several years, and before the two AC units are installed, a second meter will be added, so each unit will be on it's own meter. Hopefully that, and being very conservative with the use of any electricity, especially the AC, will keep our costs at a manageable rate.

We, too, are hoping for a great report from Sandy and Barry at Casa Sandbar on the solar.


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