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Old 03-26-2012, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I only had to look at one number, $1.16 per kWh :

Are You Paying More Than Average for Electricity


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The average price that people pay for electricity based on the per kWh price varies significantly from region to region. For example, the non-contiguous states (Alaska and Hawaii) pay an average of 21.34 cents per kWh. In contrast, the West North Central States (including Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota among others) are paying only 9.07 cents per kWh. Within each region, the amount can vary from state to state. For example, Vermont and Connecticut are both in New England where the average rate is 17.5 cents per kWh but Vermont averages only 14.9 cents per kWh whereas Connecticut averages 20.36 cents per kWh.
In the above example the range is between 9.07 and 12.34 cents per kWh. When you divide the claimed $1.16 cost by the actual costs you get a *range* of error between 543% and 1278% :

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Hawaii    = $1.16 kWh / $0.2134 kWh =  5.43 =>  543% error
Minnesota = $1.16 kWh / $0.0907 kWh = 12.78 => 1278% error
Now let's look at a Canadian power bill :

Ontario’s Power Trip: The 20% hydro grab | FP Comment | Financial Post




The bill is based on 2480 kWh of usage (for two months). Taking the highest and lowest costs leads to this :

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highest = $359.05 / 2480 kWh = $0.1447 => 14.47 cents per kWh => $0.15 per kWh  
lowest  = $297.86 / 2480 kWh = $0.1201 => 12.01 cents per kWh => $0.12 per kWh
When you divide the claimed $1.16 cost by the Canadian article cost you get a *range* of error between 773% and 966% :

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highest = $1.16 kWh / $0.15 kWh = 7.73 => 773% error
lowest  = $1.16 kWh / $0.12 kWh = 9.66 => 966% error
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