Hahaha. You don't have expensive electricity.
Your rates may be bad, but your usage is phenomenal. How do you do it? Candles for lighting and cooking with a wood stove?
Same billing period here, over 1,200 kWh. Unusually cold early winter temps.
Is all of California this bad? Or worse? Lots of still-expensive solar? That would give you bragging rights over the coal-burning Leafs to your east...
Hahaha. It's not nearly as cold here as IL.
My usage is a bit atypical. I live alone and am at work most of the day on weekdays. I don't really cook. My furnace is nat gas (not turned up real high, so RonDawg says I live like an eskimo.... I'm turning it up a bit higher now, sometimes to 61 F) and my water heater is nat gas. My stove and dryer are electric though. Lighting for when I'm in a room is usually 2 LED bulbs (10 watts a piece) up to a few CFLs and LEDs (maybe <120 watts total). I have no solar as I don't own this house.
I've seen in CA some usages WAY higher than mine and some even lower than mine.
As I posted at viewtopic.php?p=379033#p379033
(which I just realized has a typo), I mentioned I was given a backhanded insult for using 310 kWh and 32 therms of nat gas in a month (this is all prior to me having a Leaf). That person now exists here on MNL.
A fair bit of CA is this bad in terms of rates. I think San Diego Gas & Electric is pretty expensive but http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/for-residents/rates
(for city of Santa Clara only) is cheap. I think SMUD is cheaper than PG&E.
I also almost never charge my EV at home. Most of it is from free charging at work and a bit is from free public L2 charging. I'd estimate that of the kWh that gets added to my Leaf, <5% in an entire year is from charging at home.
My usage would be lower if I didn't have a NVR camera system running 24/7, some exterior lights that are turned on/off via photocell, and some interior lights on timers, for security reasons. House was broken into Jan 2015 (first time ever for this house, even though it was built 1979 and first time I've EVER had my residence broken into) when I had none of that. If I didn't have that and didn't have a TiVo running 24/7 + 2 Dropcams and some networking equipment that needs to stay on, my usage would be even lower.
I'm sure if I could bring my electricity usage lower if I swapped out my 2008 era DLP RPTV (lit by 3 LEDs) w/a modern LED-lit LCD TV and switched to using my laptop more and iPad more (no thanks). And, if I'd built the PC I'm typing on using a mobile processor i7 or a lower power version (https://ark.intel.com/products/129948
) instead of an i7-8700, a fairly high power consumption desktop chip. And, both the LCDs I use are pretty old and pretty high power consumption vs. some newer stuff I've seen and used.
BTW, for that bill ending 12/11/18 w/$52.52 in electric charges (264.599 kWh used), I had $63.53 in nat gas charges. I used 43 therms but still was well within tier 1. So, my total PG&E bill that month was $116.05.