Electricity Bills Are About To Get Much Higher For Summer

As the pressure on Americans continues to grow thanks in large part to Joe Biden and his complete incompetence, things are looking to get even more expensive over the summer when electricity prices are set to rise.

In 2021, the average electricity bill rose by 4.3 percent from the previous year of 2020, in which a kilowatt hour (kWh) was priced at 13.72 cents, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Over the course of the first three months of this year, energy prices increased by a further 8.1 percent and the data suggests that year-over-year, there has been record breaking.

Summer is usually always more expensive, with January being the lowest priced month, but data also shows that in January 2022, electricity prices were around the same as they had been in the summer of 2021, indicating the likelihood of price rises.

“We forecast the U.S. residential electricity price will average 14.4 cents/kWh between June and August 2022, up 3.9 percent from summer 2021,” wrote the EIA in its May report.

California is in the clutches of drought and around 15 percent of the entire state’s electricity comes from hydropower. The droughts are causing reservoirs to empty out and hydropower output is expected to be slashed in half.

Energy officials in California have warned that the state does not have the capability to meet the needs of the state, especially if California is hit with more wildfires and heat waves, seen every year.

Californians can expect wholesale electricity prices to rise by at least five percent – adding to the already excessive cost of living there – the highest in America.

Pennsylvania started increasing its rates from June 1 and prices could see a spike of between 16.1 percent for Met-Ed and a massive 44.6 percent with West Penn Power.

“We’d have to compromise on something. Window fans or something,” said Leanna Prokay of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who spoke with WNEP.

“It’s sad because if you don’t have the money to pay your electric it’s going to be a really, really hard summer,” said Kim H., also of Lancaster County who also spoke to WNEP. 

Kim H also noted that thanks to her being on a fixed rate, she felt bad for those in the state who do not have that privilege.

Texas, which usually comes with smaller bills, thanks to a deregulated utility industry, will also have to raise its rates as summer rolls around.

Only a year ago, kWh sold at an average of 10.5 cents, according to the Power to Choose website, 18.48 cents per kWh is now the price that families must pay.

An average family will see their electricity bill rise around $1000 for the year if the price continues the way it is, and for people on fixed incomes, who are already struggling with the increasing inflation and fuel costs, this could make or break their household.

“We’ve never seen prices this high,” said Tim Morstad, associate state director for AARP Texas. “There’s going to be some real sticker shock here.”


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