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Cost of home electricity

  1. Feb 28, 2011 #1

    I reside in India and last month , our electricity bill was Rs 510 for 163 kW-h
    Converting to US dollars, it is US$ 23021 at current exchange rates. So the rate is
    $ 141.24 / kW-h . I want to know what is the cost of electricity around the world for
    1 kW-h.
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    Isnt it currently about 45 rupee's per $1, hence 510 rupee's would be $11.33, which would be $0.0695 per kWh?
  4. Feb 28, 2011 #3
    I pay $0.16/kW-hr.
  5. Feb 28, 2011 #4
    Yes, I am sorry for the mistake. The rate in India would be US$ 0.0695 per kWh or
    US 6.95 cents per kWh.

    So what are the rates like in other parts of the world ?
  6. Mar 1, 2011 #5
    Southwest Michigan in the USA, $0.101278/kWh plus $11.14 fixed fee.
  7. Mar 1, 2011 #6
    In the UK it varies, overnight I pay ~$0.08 per kWh and through the day I can pay up to ~$0.30 per kWh.
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    Texas Gulf Coast paying right at $0.09 per kWh fixed rate for a year. I've owned my home for almost 3 years now and it has varied from $0.08 up to maybe $0.12.
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    Our rate is about $0.085/kwh up to 100 kwh, then about $0.065/kwh for the additional.

    Edit: It's actually about $0.06/kwh for anything over 100 kwh/month. At our rate of usage, our total cost averages out to $0.065/kwh.
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    I pay 22p per kWh for the first 40kWh, then 9p per kWh.

    UK domestic supply..
  11. Mar 1, 2011 #10

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    Connecticut is about 18 cents per kWh. Just about as expensive as electricty gets. When you think that 1kWh is 3,600,000 joules, it's still a bargain.

    Turbo, is that your full cost per kWh? Including "delivery charges"?
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    Yes, that's it. Maine is loaded with hydro-dams and we are a net exporter of electrical power, so our rates could be (should be IMO) lower. Once you split it out, there is a delivery charge assessed. CMP gets the delivery charge, and Florida Power and Light (who bought all the generating capacity) gets the rest. Our last bill was $69 for 448 kwh.
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    15 cent/kWh on campus. We have our own cogen power plant

    $100/month for all services in hometown (~90% renewable power, all residents own shares in the power company)
  14. Mar 2, 2011 #13
    Most recent bill that I could find, Alberta, Canada, 6.7499 cents /kWh.

    That's the cost of power solely. By the time the power company finishes adding various "delivery charges" and taxes to my power bill, it doubles in cost.
  15. Mar 2, 2011 #14
    Here in the Quebec part of Canada, we're told we have one of the most extensive hydroelectric complex worldwide. Cost is roughly 0.065 USD/kWh and is known to be relatively low.
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    Residential rates here in Tacoma, Washington:

    Delivered in finely bureaucratized English.
  17. Mar 3, 2011 #16
    I guess that the difference in delivered energy and used energy is explained with the power factor.

    For simple heating and light, there is probably not a lot of difference, however if you run large electro engines then this can become a factor.
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    Who'se post are you referring to? In lisab's post, the "delivery charge" is the cost of getting the power to you whereas the "energy charge" is the cost of generating it.

    Nothing to do with power factor - and in residential, power factor is almost never measured.
  19. Mar 3, 2011 #18
    So many responses.... So I am getting some cheap power here compared to other parts of the world. Sadly, Indian government doesn't exploit abundant sunlight and plenty wind power.
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