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Old 12-22-2018, 05:43 PM   #4255 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Have you run across breakdowns of actual production costs,versus wholesale/retail pricing for different technologies?
Oil refineries' kWh load per gallon of finished stock is three times their reported total production cost,if figured at retail price points. And that's not saying anything else about their costs.And I'd be paying 12-cents it it weren't for my wind option.

Wind costs me 1-penny difference.Solar might cost me the same,but I'd have to buy a block of 200 kWhs,and I don't use that much a month.
Strangely the cost breakdown isn't that easy to find. Almost like they don't want people to see how much the true cost is.
Ha, I put almost double that in my leaf.
Paying 12 cents a kwh probably barely covers generation costs.
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