Yes, my favorite day of the month is now the day I get my electric bill. I was actually getting anxious over the last few days waiting for the bill to arrive. But it came today and I was not disappointed.
My electric bill this month was -$7.34. Yeah, baby!
The funny thing is that NStar’s bill is clearly not equipped to handle negative usage as they just have my usage as zero all over the place. That little bar graph has no bar for this month at all. They just added a Net Metering Credit for $13.77 at the end of the bill. The only other charge is their flat $6.43 customer charge.
Here’s a chart showing my solar electricity production since inception:
|Period Ending||Production||As % of Usage||Savings|
|Dec 21, 2011||223 kWh||32.5%||$45.05|
|Jan 24, 2012||288 kWh||34.5%||$59.26|
|Feb 23, 2012||419 kWh||72.2%||$86.81|
|Mar 23, 2012||484 kWh||87.7%||$106.48|
|Apr 24, 2012||663 kWh||105.3%||$145.86|
If there seems to be some inconsistency, it is due to monthly usage fluctuations, the number of days per billing period and NStar price changes.