|Electricity metering [was: Dear Cohousing Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:32:51 -0800 (PST)|
Chris Roth - Communities Editor <editor [at] gen-us.net> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> I also modified the subject line to be more meaningful and and more likely to be found when searching. When starting a topic (rather than replying), please try to use subject lines that summarize the topic. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- At Lost Valley, each individual electric meter has a sizeable monthly charge for simply being read by the electric company. In fact, that monthly charge (at least $10 apiece monthly, charged for each of the less-than-five-minute visits/readings by the power company person) has at times exceeded the actual additional electricity charge on some of those meters. Lost Valley is not cohousing, has very small clusters of energy-conserving tiny homes connected to some of its meters, and is located outside Eugene, serviced by EPUD--Emerald People's Utility District--rather than EWEB--Eugene Water and Electric Board--so this may not translate to the River Song situation. And even though we've talked about the desirability of reducing the number of meters to save costs, we've also talked about increasing it, as some people likely consume five or ten times as much electricity in their individual units (by keeping the heat cranked up, etc.) as others do, within larger cabin areas all sharing the same meter and all paying the same per-unit fees, regardless of consumption--a system which has the energy-savers subsidizing the energy-consumers, sometimes quite substantially. The ideal would seem to be having a way of internally monitoring/charging people for their actual usage while not needing to shell out hundreds of extra dollars every month to the electric company for the existence of all the extra meters. If a solution is found that allows individual monitoring/charging without extra money going out to the power company, please share! Thanks, Chris -- Chris Roth Editor, Communities 81868 Lost Valley Lane Dexter, OR 97431 editor [at] gen-us.net 541-937-5221 gen-us.net/communities On 1/8/2021 2:57 PM, cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org wrote: > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Dear Cohousing Community Message-ID: > <a38888cc-d6ad-1d4a-b477-e9f857a003c9 [at] dmargulis.com> Content-Type: > text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed On 1/8/2021 1:57 PM, Jim > Bronson wrote: >> 1) Do we have an electric meter on each of our 28 units, or an electric >> meter only on each of our seven buildings, or have only one electric meter >> for the community and parcel out charges based on square footage of >> individual units through the HOA? > Your electric utility and your state public utilities commission will > have the final say in that. You can explore options, but pay close > attention to the monthly service charges that apply to different size > meters.
Electricity metering [was: Dear Cohousing Community Fred-List manager, January 11 2021
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