Bills... and Green Power
Bills... and Green Power
2005-11-15 14:36:11 by Andrew Hitchcock G+
I got my first power bill. Excluding the setup fee, it cost me $13 for 55 days of electricity. I'm only using 3.34 kWh/day. I expect this will be a good deal higher next period, because I've turned on my baseboard heating a bunch in the nearly two weeks since the billing period ended, and it will only get colder. I am also enrolling in Seattle City Light's Green Power program. The system is a little unfair toward us little guys, though. Here's the breakdown: $3/month for 25% of your power becoming green, $6/month for 50%, and $12/month for 100%. I enrolled in the $6 service because it seemed like a reasonable amount to pay when I consider how much I am earning, and because that level alone nearly doubles my power bill. The $12 is kind of insane because that would triple my bill. Years down the road I will probably move to the 100% plan, but by then I'll likely be using more electricity, so the percentage increase won't be as large. I encourage everyone to enroll in a Green Power program, you'll be doing the environment a favor and no one should be offended because the system is opt-in.
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