Verizon Math (Help!)

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Which Price is Correct

0.0296 cents/kWh
1
10%
0.0296 dollars/kWh
8
80%
Ask Verizon
1
10%
 
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FatherBob
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Verizon Math (Help!)

Postby FatherBob » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:23 pm UTC

I looked into the Renewable Power Purchase Program from City of Longmont, Colorado. Is it possible they made a mistake in their price quotes?

Here is their website: http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departm ... wind-power


“They have 100 kWh blocks of energy are available for an additional $2.96 per month”
And they also quote:
“For an extra cost of 0.0296 cents/kWh, you can source all of your electric usage from renewable energy.”

So, is it 0.0296 cents/kWh or should it be 0.0296 dollars/kWh?

Thank you so much for helping me understand!

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Re: Verizon Math (Help!)

Postby gmalivuk » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:35 pm UTC

They definitely meant 0.0296 dollars, but you could always try to take them to court when they inevitably disagree with you over your decision to pay them 1/100 of that.
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Re: Verizon Math (Help!)

Postby Krealr » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:45 pm UTC

Looks like they've already corrected it to read "2.96 cents/kWh"

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Re: Verizon Math (Help!)

Postby DrZiro » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:01 pm UTC

Apparently the very same company has made that mistake before. I remember hearing some recording on Youtube or something years ago, where a guy calls Verizon to complain. He was told that his roaming charges were zero-point-something cents, but they charged him zero-point-something dollars instead. Funny thing was, the phone operators couldn't get it through their heads that they had made a mistake, that 1/100 of a dollar is not 0.01 cents.

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Re: Verizon Math (Help!)

Postby gmalivuk » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:06 pm UTC

This thread is about an electric company, the title is a reference to the Verizon mistake you're referring to.
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