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Response to cbayer (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:06 PM

28. But they don't, that is the problem.

I am in the "use less naturally" category. So I pay more for less.

Say my baseline is 125kwh per month at .08 per kwh. After that it steps up so the next tier is maybe 250kwh, I will pay .12 per kwh.

My neighbor a couple miles to the east gets to use 200kwh before she has to pay the higher rate.

Bottom line, the power company has manipulated the various rates to insure that at the lower levels--where conservation really happens--we all contribute about the same dollar amount regardless of consumption.

So the pricing system actually disincentivizes conservation.


ETA: those numbers are for example only; they are not actually from my bill.

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