Indeed. For future reference:
Stage 1: Confirm that the kWh billed by your Utility matches Sense.
Stage 2: Divide the total cost of your bill by the kWh.
Stage 3: Plug that number in to Sense as “Cost per kWh” (assuming you don’t have Time of Use or other complications)
Stage 4: Do the same thing month-to-month … most providers are going to vary the cost of delivery and/or supply per kWh from month-to-month.
FYI: Most bills will have a basic service charge regardless of usage.
e.g My latest bill (NYC, Con Edison) was
- SUPPLY 6.8238 c/kWh
- DELIVERY 13.2471 c/kWh
- BASIC service charge about 5% of total (would be higher if I consumed less electricity)
- TAXES & other excuses … more than 10% of total.
For reference –