The Commies here have instituted there own version of "Cap and Trade" Also known as "Cap and Tax." I ran 4 rigs Thursday and Friday last week. Saturday, I fired up 2 more rigs. Basically, I ran 4-6 rigs for no more than 5 days. I got this energy alert from PG&E yesterday.
"Dear Valued PG&E Customer,
This message is an Energy Alert about your electric use from Pacific Gas and Electric Company. You signed up to receive alerts from PG&E when you are moving from a lower-priced tier to a higher-priced tier of electric use.
The State of California has adopted a policy to encourage energy conservation where utilities like PG&E charge residential customers on a tiered rate structure. Each month, all customers start at Tier 1 where energy costs the least. But as you use more electricity, you go from Tier 1 to Tier 2, and can go all the way up to Tier 5. The higher the tier, the more you’re paying for a kilowatt hour of electricity.
Based on your actual electric use to date, you have crossed into Tier 3 pricing for this billing period, and you are projected to cross into Tier 5 by the end of the billing period."
The last time I hit tier 4 my bill was about $1250. for about 3.2 million points. This alert comes after putting up 600,000 points. The politicians (criminals) have killed distributed computing projects in this state! And no. I can't get a business rate. I've tried twice.