posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 07:21 PM
Didn't know where to put this so mods can move it wherever if necessary.
There is alot of discussion on the boards about green energy, corporate corruption and conspiracy/greed. Well I say; What if there was a simple way to
end all of that with one swift kick in the proverbial "Genitalia"? A way to make big electric companies hurt while at the same time forcing them to
rethink their pricing strategy and perhaps even implement new ways to generate electricty.
The idea came to me in a very simple form. While playing a browser game, I was manipulating the in game market to make it more favorable for myself. I
made billions of in game currency. Much the same way investors destroy our economy in real life today. I would buy a resource for really cheap. Then
buy the market way back up and sell all my products off for much more than I bought them.
Now, we all know that if you generate more electricity than you use, then the electric company pays you for feeding back into the grid. But, you
don't wanna spend a bunch of money on green energy equipment do you? I don't. So, I whipped out a calculator and did some math.
Let's say you purchase electricity from company X at 8 cents per kWH. Company Z sells theirs for 11 cents per kWH. So, we order service from both
company X AND company Z. (yes, you can have more than one provider). Say you live in a one bedroom apartment at 600 square feet. You average 5000 kWH
useage per year. At 8 cents per kWH, you spend roughly 4000 a year on electricity. At 11 cents, you spend about 5500 per year. Now...for just a
minute, think about this.
There is a 1500 dollar gap in those prices. If you were to use ONLY that 1500 bucks worth from company X, and feed the remaining into company Z, then
you break even. Now, I know this cannot be done on month to month services. So, I propose looking into average pricing for specific areas. You know,
those low income plans that give you the same bill each month depending on the average useage for the area.
There it is, that's my idea. As I am writing this, it is becoming more evident that it might be a flawed idea but it seems like there are variables
that need closer looking into. Anyone have any input?