Today we got our first electric bill from MO. That was kinda weird. Here, with the solar panels and being here the entire month, our bill was $12. There, not being there one day of the month, our bill was right at $60. There’s an almost $12 per month customer charge . . just for the pleasure of being a customer of the electric company, and an almost $3.00 per month local municipal franchise fee so $15 right off the bat whether you use electricity or not! I’m anxious to see the water/sewer bill and gas bills.
I’m assuming water/sewer will be the minimum, which I think is about $40. Here, with the well, we aren’t paying anything until there’s a well repair bill. I’ve had one in close to 9 years and it was only a few hundred dollars so that definitely makes our water less than paying for municipal water.
The gas bill will be high. I left the thermostat on 60 to keep pipes from freezing (hopefully) and it’s been really cold there. I can’t complain about the gas bill (I hope) because we pay a lot for propane here. One refill usually lasts us through the entire winter but we’ve already had to get a refill this year.
In summary, here’s my bill for here. Nothing but the kWh charges. No added fees. No taxes.
Here’s my bill for MO. With everything added in, it comes to 14.7 cents/kwh.
The difference in kWh, even with the fees added is only about a penny more in MO but we’re paying more in Texas than we’ve ever paid per kWh. I’m sure all the fees here are still there but just added into the kWh price and not itemized like they are in MO. Probably if I were using more power and the customer service charge was spread out over more kWh, the cost might even be less in MO.
No matter, the price of getting to spend more time with Addie and having our own place there is worth it.