was Las Vegas, now Orland Park, Was Nevada, now Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 29 | Kudos: +12
Las Vegas, Nevada. We live in a 1850 square foot single story duplex that we share our south wall with our neighbor. From April 16 to May 16, 604 kwh, $71.71 plus fees, taxes, and a deferred energy credit to make it $83.15.
Our water usage for 3 people with a drip irrigation system and no lawn was 7000 gallons. The bill was $22.94 including $2.16 in fees and charges.
We have a gas water heater, furnace and cook top. 18 therms from 4/14- 5/13, gas cost= 7.91 plus 5.57 delivery charge 10.26 taxes and charges for a grand total of $ 23.74
Here you go,
Small house 1500 sqft, well insulated, heat with wood stove, and wood pellets with a pellet stove spring and fall mostly for the pellet stove and very cold mornings in the winter, 2 people live here year round, we have our own well, propane hot water, and a mid sized freezer and fridge, last month was $69.87, 466KWH used it's about average to a little higher than normal for us last year was 318KWH but it rained all May this year so the pellet stove ran more than normal for May, delivery portion of bill was $30.30, and the supplier portion was $39.57, I use the general offer nothing special for supply. I live in Porter Maine. Bill was from 5/3 to 6/6 34 days. I built the home myself took me from 1998 to 2002, lots of windows but r-19 in the walls and r-30 in the ceiling, soon to be r-45. One of this summers projects, I burn about 41/2 cords of wood and 11/2 tons of pellets, wood is $150 per cord and pellets are $215.per ton. I also use about 4 100 lb cylinders of propane for cooking and hot water approx $300.00 per year.
Hope this helps
An interesting study/ You might want to address the future of the industry as well as the past. One of the reasons why California energy rates got so out of hand and disrupted many businesses was the need to buy additional energy "off the grid" from out of state sources when demand exceeded supply in certain areas. As a result, the "smart grid" attempts to level supply and demand by monitoring low demand in certain areas and simply diverting power from those areas into others within which demand is exceeding supply. This allows proper distribution within a single provider's capabilities without the need for expense procurement of additional energy from outside sources.
This is the wave of the future. The technology is fully matured and being applied now. One significant example is Texas, where this scheme is contributing greatly to economic growth overall.