o The basic service charge for NYSEG is around $15 a month plus about 2% tax. You pay this amount every month even if your net usage is negative. This is basically for grid maintenance--fair enough since we're basically using the grid as a giant battery when it's dark out.
o Since our annual true-up date fell during this billing period, we were credited $0.05693196 per kwh for the excess annual credits we produced. This isn't bad and was more than we were expecting (there are not a lot of price/kwh estimates available online and it varies a lot between utilities and from state to state). This 'true-up' of excess credits happens once annually on the date you choose, which you only get to select once ever. Our net usage for this period (Feb to March) ended up being -2311 kwh (negative because we produced more than we used and because we had already paid for the amount they overestimated in Feb.).
o Our production vs. usage for March-April is ahead by about 1250 kwh, so for this period we only owed the basic service charge.
It'll be interesting to see if our spring-fall production can keep up with usage once we start running air conditioners. Also to see how the billing is handled from month to month--it's a little confusing because of having two meter readings and this month was a little atypical because of the true-up.
We also saw this on the opposite side of the thruway coming back: http://www.syracuse.com/traffic/index.ssf/2015/04/traffic_alert_new_york_state_thruway_closed_west_of_syracuse_after_crash.html
Real mess, fortunately nobody was seriously injured. Felt bad for everyone headed east though.
The rescue people who supply dogs for GAGR were very happy we'd take black dogs--they can be harder to place than other colors.
- Rochester Institute of TechnologyMS Electrical Engineering, 1994 - 1996
- Rochester Institute of TechnologyBS Electrical Engineering, 1989 - 1994
- Saugus High School1985 - 1989
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