Electrical Questions? Ask an Electrician Online.
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm here to answer any of your electrical questions.
You will need to find out some information from your particular electric company since every one of them is different. You need to know the meter read at the 1st day of the billing cycle and the last day. You need to know what the power company charges per kilowatt hour, and if they have tiered billing, or flat rate. You also need to keep in mind hat their rates may change as the season changes as well.
Thank you for the response, we do already have that information. They read the meter on the first day, they charge $0.0145/Kilowatt hour at a flat rate.
The one thing we don't know is the multiplier for the meter
And what is the last billing day, and meter read. What do you mean the multiplier for the meter? If the meter is reset monthly then and the meter reads 6554 then you multiply that by the .0145 that the electric company charges per kilowatt our. If it does not get reset monthly the you need to know the kilowatt hours used and multiply it by the .0145
Well they don't reset it when they read it they just look at the difference from last time. The thing is that in a month it only moves about 150 which would be $15.68, obviously that isn't a realistic bill
On the front it says "Kilowatt hours Multiply by" but the amount is blank
I understand what you mean not. Very strange. I have never seen that before. I will opt out and maybe another electrician in another area is familiar with this type of meter. Is that ok with you?
I had a meter in the past that was similar and the multiplied the reading by a certain amount that they figured using the Kh and Rr, and some other stuff. It was years ago and I don't remember how they figured amount
Okay thank you for you help anyways
No problem. Sorry i couldn't help you further along.
That is kinda the problem we are having, our city manager won't show us our bill. We know that the rate is $0.1045/kilowatt hour. and that the meter moves about 150 in a month. but that works out to be a bit over $15. You can see on the image a spot where it says "Kilowatthour Multiply By" but the amount is blank.
I had a home meter in the past that was similar and the multiplied the reading by a certain amount that they figured using the Kh and Rr, and some other stuff. It was years ago and I don't remember how they said they figured the amount
There has to be some sort of multiplier, like I mention above the meter only moves about 150 in a month, that works out to be a monthly bill of $15.68