Did I mention that we got solar energy on the house? Oh, you heard that already. Well, did I mention the $2.18 electric bill? Oh, you got that part too.
Today came the reality check, or reality letter as the case may be. JCP&L sent us a letter telling us that they had made a mistake on our bill due to the transfer to the new meter. Our bill actually comes to about $75 for the month instead of $2.18.
This is not really a surprise to us; we've been watching the meter pretty closely for the last few weeks and it sure seemed like we had net usage in excess of $2. It was darned hot that month too, and we had the air conditioning on a whole bunch of days. When something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
It's still a big decrease; last year our summer electric bills were about $225. We still saved a great deal of money because of the solar and have been really happy with it. Now, I have a goal to get our usage down even lower to come as close to the break-even mark as possible.
Oh well. It was good while it lasted.