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Old 12-28-2017, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Germany paid customers to use power

Quite a bad problem to have. That won't happen here! Let's go shovel some coal, MAGATS!

Germany Made So Much Energy It Paid People to Use Electricity | Fortune

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Old 12-28-2017, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow. Doing something right. They will need a way to store the excess power eventually. I guess Tesla will be calling soon.
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...and the other 99.9% of the time they pay 33 cents per kWh. If this is what getting paid to use electricity costs, then they can keep it.

https://www.reuters.com/article/germ...-idUSL8N1MZ30X
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, I can do that too:

My November bill: $41.59 / 84 Kwh = 50 cents/Kwh.
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Hey, I can do that too:

My November bill: $41.59 / 84 Kwh = 50 cents/Kwh.
Hey, I can do that too:

Dec bill: $33.58 / 272 kWh = 12 cents per KwH.

Fire your utility board members.

Still a lot better than the average german bill of $113
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've known my "cooperative" sucks for years. Doesn't change the point.

But that also brings up another point: were I a heavy electricity user my cost/Kwh would drop dramatically. So much for conservation incentive.

A whopping $3 less: http://eyeonhousing.org/2015/03/aver...by-state-2013/
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They should have opened bitcoin mines. Another power wasting fad. They should base bitcoin production on hand shoveling the elderly's sidewalks in the north not running massive computers to crack random number codes.
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My November bill: $41.59 / 84 Kwh = 50 cents/Kwh.
Bet you're not figuring in your line connection costs in that. So you could do even better, just turn off all electricity for a month, and get infinite $/Kwh :-)
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$52 for something like 200kwh.
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