So, I'm pretty much All In. Dominion Power replaced my meter and put me on the EV Plus Whole House plan, for better or for worse. This should work okay as long as I don't have much running from 1 pm to 7 pm, which I don't. Right now the AC runs a little even when set at 80 - 82, but hopefully these 90 - 100 degree days will slacken off as it's almost September. This meter collects usage in 30 minute increments, with 0100-0500 billed at 5.+ cents per KWh, a perfect time to charge the Ford Focus Electric on Level 2. In fact, all time slots except the afternoon are billed below average. Running the electric clothes dryer after 10 pm is super cheap, but I'm not staying up til 1 am for the super duper cheap rate just to dry clothes. I'd probably be up watching reruns of King of Queens or Seinfeld, but no energy left to fold laundry.
I filled up my 4 cyl Saturn Vue yesterday, get about 28 mpg with it, staring at $50 on the pump, and wondered how many more of those I would see, as my FFE was supposedly manufactured earlier this week.
This is the new meter for the EV Plus Whole House plan.
This is a close up of the label at the bottom.
They installed it by mid morning and by 7 pm I had 15 KWH used already. Not sure what that little logo that looks like a light bulb with the "A" is. Automatic, or something. I have a fairly large house, once had 5 kids living in it, have been spreadsheeting my KWH per month for several years. July - August and Dec - Feb are peak, maybe 1300-1500 KWH, spring and lovely fall it drops to 600 - 800 KWh.
The display alternates every 3 seconds or so between this generic look showing all the icons...
And this view showing KWh used.
Next step, Tuesday meet with the Best Buy contract electrician to survey my electric panel and where I'd like the Leviton charger placed.
Next step, install the charger.
Next step, delivery from Michigan Assembly Plant to Richmond, VA.
Next step, drive home, plug it in, then drive!
Why the Leviton charger? Because my brain was too fried taking this all in so I figured I couldn't go too wrong.