Had a look at local Austin electricity rates. Was mostly interested in break even points for solar. I thought there were only three tiers. Turns out there are five, with the top two turned off for COVID-19. So the biggest electricity users in the city get significant rate cuts for the pandemic. Not sure what that is supposed to accomplish. Why not a flat credit that would help less affluent customers, who are the ones that probably need it most?
|Energy Charge (¢ per kWh)|
|Tier 1: 0 – 500 kWh||2.801¢|
|Tier 2: 501 – 1,000 kWh||5.832¢|
|Tier 3: >1,000 kWh||7.814¢|