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Baja13

Jun 10, 2015, 1:42 PM

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La Paz electricity rates

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I was wondering if anyone could tell about what a typical power bill would
Look like in La Paz. We rented a house a few years back in Cabo and they
we're very high. We had some that were like 400 U.S. Per month. We plan to move to a mexican neighborhood in La Paz and just wanted to get an idea. Thanks!



sparks


Jun 11, 2015, 9:24 AM

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Don't use air conditioning and bills will go way down. I imagine the same rate structure as Cabo

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RickS


Jun 11, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Not answering the question, but..... I suspect that, in the dry Baja climate, swamp coolers would work beautifully and draw much less electricity for similar benefit to A/C.


chinagringo


Jun 11, 2015, 4:40 PM

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Re: [RickS] La Paz electricity rates

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Since I was curious about the humidity comment and really had no idea, I did a bit of research. I was actually surpised by how high the humidity can be but then again its proximity to the ocean and low altitude:

https://weatherspark.com/...alifornia-Sur-Mexico

30% + really isn't ideal operating range for evap coolers from my experience.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



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Jun 12, 2015, 10:48 AM

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Here is a lengthy run-down on electricity rates, and (confusing) allowable usage levels, through the various zones. La Paz got a HUGE break two summers ago and was reclassified to 1E. The Governor of Sinaloa had assured us that our rates in Mazatlan would go from 1D to 1E as well, but it didn't happen. This makes all the difference since air conditioning for sleeping is considered an absolute necessity in oppressive humidity like we experience. It's decided by the summer temperatures (not the humidity level, unfortunately) and we are recorded at 31C instead of the necessary 32C, which La Paz was able to prove.

http://www.cfe.gob.mx/...difican-tarifas.aspx

Here is the list of permissible usages before the subsidy vanishes.

http://www.cfe.gob.mx/...inas/Tarifa-DAC.aspx

Hope this helps.


(This post was edited by Marlene on Jun 12, 2015, 10:49 AM)
 
 
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