Did anyone else get a strange electric bill this month?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
Just curious. My bill has more than doubled for no apparent reason, and there are all sorts of strange charges. I'm with San Diego Gas and Electric.
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 2000
There wasn't anything strange on the electricity portion of my bill. I was a bit irritated however that for the first time the sewer charge was more than the water usage charge. I'm with the Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power.
-- Grace (SincerelyGrace@yada.yada), July 16, 2000.
Cin, San Diego and South Orange Counties are currently experiencing electric bills with as much as a 110% increase over the norm. This situation has been widely discussed in the OC Register and the LA Times. According to SDG&E officials it is tied into their purchasing contracts from energy suppliers. I live in Newport Beach and have had no rise in costs. Of course we dont have nor need AC so thats a godsend.
It seems to me that the PUC has started hearings on this matter. In the meantime you dont have many options do you?
-- Ra (email@example.com), July 16, 2000.
SoCal Edison here (Inland Empire where men are men and sheep are scared)...about 200 bucks because of uncontrolled use of the A/C.
-- Uncle Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 2000.
I have electric service at my "farm",about 5 miles out from small town I live.Use maybe 300 kwh per year for battery charger,air compressor,saws,etc.Last month's bill from the utility informed me that the monthly minimum charge would go from $9 to $25 per month.Debating on whether the convenience is worth $300/year.
-- Sam (email@example.com), July 16, 2000.
Wow Ra, perhaps I don't have many options, but I will certianly try to think of something. Those crooks at SDGE. E've had problems with them before.
Bob, 200 and 300 bucks?! That is insane. Thank goodness I have no use for an AC. It really doesn't get that hot here.
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 2000.
It really doesn't get that hot here.
...except when the Santa Ana's blow in!
BTW - the situation in San Diego is directly related to the deregulation of the power industry which was *supposed* to lower rates. (Yeah, right!) SDG&E is no longer an energy producer and is simply acting as a power broker. Nevertheless, they just announced that they magically "found" about $34 for each customer that they plan to rebate during the next two months in an attempt to quell the consumer outrage. I think it's going to take more than $34...Watch for this to become a Big Issue in the upcoming mayoral elections.
-- LunaC (StayCool@Beach.com), July 16, 2000.