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Georgia Power Rebates and discounted rates

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by MikeATL, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. MikeATL

    MikeATL Member

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    It looks like Georgia Power will rebate $250 towards the installation of a residential level 2 EV charger. I presume this would be applicable to the Tesla wall connector but not if you just do a NEMA 14-50. Does that sound right? Has anyone gotten this rebate ?

    They also have a rate plan with discounted overnight power rates, however I assume the trade-off is high midday rates and I work from home, so I’m leery of this. Anyone studied this and figured out how to evaluate this option?
     
  2. terrywhite

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    Do they share their KWh rates? I have Graystone and they have no EV rates/program but their rates seem so cheap that I just can’t complain? .07-.11¢
     
  3. MikeATL

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    Georgia Power EV rates are:
    .01 kWh from 11p to 7a
    .20 kWh from 2pm to 7pm (June to Sep only)
    .07 kWh for all other times
    (Not including other taxes/fees)

    The 20 cent rate is more than double what I think is my current rate (can’t seem to access my online account today) so not exactly sure what will happen to my overall cost. I know we’ve had these smart meters for several years which can track time of day usage, but I don’t know if they share the data in enough detail for me to model out a rate change.
     
  4. CarolinaYankee

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    Billing Period July 23, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018
    Basic Service Charge $ 10.00
    On Peak-Energy Charge 84 KWH x 0.203217 17.07 Actually .203217 + .031718 = .234935 cents
    Off Peak-Energy Charge 711 KWH x 0.065865 46.83 Actually .065865 + .031718 = .097583 cents
    Super OffPeakEnergy 682 KWH x 0.014164 9.66 Actually .014164 + .031718 = .045882 cents
    Fuel Charge 1477 KWH x 0.031718 46.85
    Demand Side Management 1.40
    Environmental Compliance Cost 10.67
    Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery 7.03
    Municipal Franchise Fee 4.48
    Sales Tax 11.93
    Total Current Electric Service $165.92
    On peak June 1 thru September 30 (2 PM thru 7 PM)
    My total bill in August is $165.92. We charge our electric cars exclusively at night. We have also moved our dryer and dishwasher to be used only at night. It cost us $31.29 (682 KWH X .045882) for a month of charging 2 electric cars, dryer, dishwasher and air conditioning, about $1 per day.
     
  5. MikeATL

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    The risky part about this is that your 2p-7p summer weekday rate jumps from 15.4 cents/Kwh (with all taxes) to 28.69 cents/kWh and that's the hottest part of the day, so you're running the HVAC the whole time if you're home during the day (which I am) or have pets. I wonder if I can shift enough usage to the cheaper parts of the day. GA Power can't tell you what you use during specific parts of the day, therefore I will have to start going outside at 2 PM and 7PM to take manual meter readings so I can estimate!!

    BTW ... for anyone who is on the EV Rate in Georgia, you can easily see what your bill would have been on the Standard rate by using this web site: Georgia Public Service Commission
    Unfortunately, there's no estimator for the EV Plans.

    Using the Calculator above, your bill would have been $222 on the Standard Rate plan.
     

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