New PG&E Rate Structure for 2015. Thanks PG&E!

Hi folks,
Some of you know me personally and know that I am currently working on deploying a home solar photo voltaic system to cover my energy needs. I’ll detail my install in another blog, but I wanted to let you know the Christmas present that I got from PG&E in 2015. I got a massive 80.5% rate increase!

Now I have to admit, I work from home and I use my air conditioning all day as well as have quite a few computers running full time so I get it I am a power waster. No need to bash me on that. But, take a look what they did this year and ask yourself how upset this would make you?

Daily Usage in 2014 (Before January 1st of 2015)

usage-beforeAs you can see in this chart of my usage, I used 25.50 kWh on Wednesday December 24th (Christmas Eve)

 

Daily Cost in 2014 (Before January 1st 2015)

cost-beforeAs you can see in this screenshot, that energy use cost me $3.90 cents (thats per day). Notice how the chart jumps dramatically as of January 1st of 2015

Daily Usage in 2015 (After January 1st of 2015)

usage-afterIn this screenshot, I tried to pick a day which had similar usage after January 1st. I found that on January 15th I used 25.74 kWh which is “close” to what I used  before.

Daily Cost in 2015 (After January 1st 2015)

cost-afterThat roughly same amount of energy from 2014 is now costing me $7.03. This change represents a roughly 80.5% increase over my last year’s rates.

NOW I AM CONVINCED MORE THAN EVER TO GET A SOLAR INSTALL! WHAT A FLIPPING SCAM!

If you are in the bay area and want to get solar too. Call Justin Ryan at 925.260.6406 or email him @ justinr @t cleansolar.com. Let him know Lawrence Pingree sent you.

 




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