The big day finally arrived; Our first CUC bill with the new power rates arrived!
I've been dreading this day for a few weeks now. We just hosted four friends from Japan and we had the A/C cranking on high for about two weeks straight. There was one particular night where my friends left the porch door open with the A/C on 23 degrees. All night. Ouch.
So here we go:
Last month's bill was $122.27. This month's bill was $182.03.
..and amazingly enough my usage actually went down from 746 to 685 KWH. That quirk took me a while to figure out. How the hell did my usage go down?
Then it dawned on me:
Rolling black outs.
CUC has subjected the residents of Saipan to rolling black outs for what seems like an eternity, but probably closer to a month. Those two hours of zero electricity use every single day brought our overall monthly use down. How about that?
Thanks, CUC! We need to stop calling those events rolling black outs or load shedding. Let's call them Fuel Conservation Efforts (FCEs?)!
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