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September 06, 2023


Jennifer Pfaff

That IS pretty funny, why couldn't they just give you a "credit" and save the paper and stamp? So, I'm curious, Joe, (if you are willing to share)...what is the price range of said batteries and how long are they supposed to last?


I will be doing a full post on the installation soon.


Doubling back to this post, here is the link to the battery post:


The Merc had a piece on PG&E costs this week:

PG&E electric bills have soared far faster than the already high inflation rate in the Bay Area, jolting the company’s customers with increasingly weighty utility costs.

Over a roughly three-year period, PG&E bills for the average residential customer have hopped 38% higher, or an average of 12.7% a year, the PUC public advocates reported.

Yet over that same approximately three-year stretch, the Bay Area inflation rate, as measured by the consumer price index, rose 11.7%, according to this news organization’s review of reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That works out to an average yearly increase of 3.9% in the Bay Area inflation rate.

Put another way, PG&E electricity bills are rising three times as fast as the overall inflation rate in the Bay Area.

“Electric bills are generally rising due to higher electricity use (air conditioning as an example) and higher overall electricity prices,” the Public Advocates Office stated in its report.
It would be nice if the reporter bothered to find out how much usage is going up. All these Teslas gotta drink somewhere.
During the most recent three years, the other two major California utilities are also showing outsized increases in electricity bills. One of the major utilities topped PG&E’s 38% bill increase while the other imposed bills that rose at a slower pace.

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