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Confused about your Utility Bill? Demand an Explanation!

Commercial electricity bills can be confusing, especially if you don’t know what’s behind your charges.  Well, TweeterDeeter is here to help - it’s time to tackle demand charges! One of the most confusing parts of a bill is demand. I’ve decided to try two routes to explain demand to you.  The first is a technical explanation of what demand is.  The second is a fairy tale explanation of demand that I hope makes this post more fun. Is Your...
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Solar California

IOU a TOU Explanation

If you’re a California business, your electric bill is about to change in a major way. Investor-owned utilities (IOUs) like Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric are applying a new rate schedule to businesses beginning January, 1 2014. Currently, many business owners pay a seasonal flat rate for each kWh used. IOUs set your rate based on your maximum demand over the previous twelve billing cycles and other factors related to your...
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California Capital Building

CA Legislative Roundup: Victories for Solar, Failures for Metaphors

NOTE: As of October 8, 2013, the below bills have all been signed into law by Governor Brown.  Most of the bills still need to be regulated by the CPUC in order to be available for the market. Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I can’t tell you how crazy these past few weeks have been with recent legislation up in Sacramento.  Well, I could...but it’s pretty scary. And this blog is supposed to entertain, not frighten.  (Wait for our Halloween posts!) Okay fine,...
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