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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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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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