With a high in the low ‘80s, chances are you wouldn’t run air conditioning. And, mindful that the price of electricity is out of sight, that’s a good reason not to. But while you can run from the Water and Power Authority, you can’t hide. You still have the ceiling fans turning, the microwave warming, and the TV set on. So, you’re using electricity.
P-600, whose family recently rented a house and moved to the island, from New England, is finding out first-hand to deal with the high price of power. In her latest online post, she said last month’s bill was the biggest so far: $702. “It must have been the one strand of 30 Christmas lights around our tiny tree that put us over the top,” she wrote.
This month’s bill is $527.85. “We haven't been using the Central AC at all,” but a power company adjustment for rising oil costs went up. “Never thought I would be so happy to have a $500 Electric Bill,” she said.
Bottom line. P-600 is paying 51 cents a kilowatt hour. Find your own electric bill and see how it compares.