Is Your Electric Bill Through The Roof? - wtvr

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Did your last power bill seem higher than expected? Some Dominion Virginia Power customers are noticing something on their bills they say they haven't seen before.
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pays attention

Richmond, VA

#1 Jan 25, 2010
I pay attention to my Dominion Bill. Even when they changed the look of the bill in September, my bill still came up to about normal. If people would just follow the rates and pay attention to how much electricity is being used inside of the house, then the bill won't be so bad when looking at it. It might be understood.
Power Bill Frustration

Richmond, VA

#2 Jan 25, 2010
I was shocked when I opened my Dominion Power Bill this month. It stated that that I had doubled the usage causing my bill to double. I did not take notice of using more electric. The heater thermostat remain the same. I would understand more if I turned my thermostat up and used more electric but I didn't. I thought I was the only one but thanks to WTVR I realize I am not by myself. Keep up the good work WTVR.
myrna mcdaniel

Ruther Glen, VA

#3 Jan 25, 2010
my electric bill tripled from the month before bill to my last bill..i expected an increase because of the weather but not that much..i live alone and keep my temp. set the same every day..68 is usually where it is kept...i just wear a lot of layers of clothes when home..i don't use a blowing heater either..and no xmas lights were on either...i still can not figure out how it tripled..was told it was weather related!!!!!!!!!!
S McDaniel

Midlothian, VA

#4 Jan 25, 2010
I recently moved from a 1600 sqft (tri-level home) to a 1300 sqft (one level apartment) and I was shocked when I got my most recent Dominion bill. My bill was also over $300. My electric bill in my house during the winter only ran about $175-$200. I also notice the new "fuel" charge on my bill. I thought moving to a smaller one level apartment would have been cheaper. I guess I was wrong...
not a demorat

Harrisonburg, VA

#5 Jan 25, 2010
you think its high now, if obambo get his way with cap and tax, look out!!!!
Vote the dummycrats out!!!!!!!!!!
Jim Harrell

Palmyra, VA

#6 Jan 25, 2010
My bill doubled and is 749.00 dollars. That is crazy. I was in VCU with a liver transplant during this time and only one person living in the house for 3 weeks of this bill. My wife worked 9 hours a day and then visited me. So Dominion Power needs to actually come out and read my meter.
RECESSION

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2010
JAN I RECEIVE A BILL TOTAL FOR ONE MONTH,121.00. THE NEXT MONTH IN
FEB. I RECIEVED ABILL FOR 206.00. MY BILL SEAM TO HAD DOUBLE. MY PREVIOUSE READING KWH WAS 1229 AND MY CURRENT READING WAS 2099. 78.00 DOLLAR DIFFERNCE ACCURRED. VIRGINIA POWER HAS US UNDER THEIR THUMB.IF WE DONT PAY THESE EXTRA CHARGES,THEY WOULD TURN OUR SERVICES OFF. MY HUSBAND GOT LAID OFF WERE RECIEVING UNEMPLOYMENT AND DIABILITY AND DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE ENERGY PROGRAM UNDER THEIR GUIDE LINE. THEY NEVER NOTIFIED US OF THIS. THE ONLY NOTIFICATION
WE RECEIVED IS WHEN THEY SAID ON THE NEWS THAT OUR ELECTRIC WOULD GO UP 25.00 IN JAN. THEY JUST TACKED ALL THESE EXTRA CHARGES AND GAVE ME AND MY HUSBAND THE SHOCK OF OUR LIVES. THIS IS OUTRAGIOS, WERE ALL SUFFERING, GIVE ME A BREAK.
RECESSION

Powhatan, VA

#8 Jan 25, 2010
va. power been creeping up since the summer.if gov.t can cap gas why not this also. i recieve disability and my husband unemployment and we still overseed the guide line for energy share program,that the va. power offers. from the working to the unemployed, were all suffering in this economy.No,we werent even notified of the changes that was going to exceed this amount.the news in jan. said 25.00. we went from 112.00 dollar to 206.00 for one month. this is out ra- gious. va power,should be ashamed,but thier not.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#9 Jan 25, 2010
not a demorat wrote:
you think its high now, if obambo get his way with cap and tax, look out!!!!
Vote the dummycrats out!!!!!!!!!!
This is not about politics. Why would a clown like you keep blaming President Obama for everthing that goes wrong. Just a plain old hating "teahead."
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#10 Jan 25, 2010
This is really due to the recent installation of faulty equipment by dominion power. I demand the the state corporation commission investigate this rip-off immediately.
Jeff

Richmond, VA

#11 Jan 25, 2010
My bill from last month was 60% higher than any of the last 13 months! We weren't even in town for a week and had the heat turned to 55 degrees. Something is wrong with their systems or they are doing something dramatically different.
Old SGM

Richmond, VA

#12 Jan 25, 2010
The real problem is we can't seem to get around the "Not in my backyard" syndrome. We need more nuclear power plants, we complain about the cost of oil, gas and coal fired plants, but resist approving nuclear plants. Pay now or pay later, we will pay one way or the other. Compared to last year, my power bill was at least $100.00 more for the same period, it should have been less since I now have a propane tank-less water heater and keep the thermostat set much lower, we actually wear jackets in the house, for us that is a totally new experience.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#13 Jan 25, 2010
Old SGM wrote:
The real problem is we can't seem to get around the "Not in my backyard" syndrome. We need more nuclear power plants, we complain about the cost of oil, gas and coal fired plants, but resist approving nuclear plants. Pay now or pay later, we will pay one way or the other. Compared to last year, my power bill was at least $100.00 more for the same period, it should have been less since I now have a propane tank-less water heater and keep the thermostat set much lower, we actually wear jackets in the house, for us that is a totally new experience.
They do run nuclear power plants, and when they built them it was suppose to lighten the load so to speak. It has done nothing of the sorts. The state corporation commision refuses to look after the consmer for they are in bed with those companies. Way to go "teaheads."
mary

Glen Allen, VA

#14 Jan 25, 2010
not a teahead wrote:
This is really due to the recent installation of faulty equipment by dominion power. I demand the the state corporation commission investigate this rip-off immediately.
Yes I agree. We should call 60 minutes on them. I hope 60 minutes investigates the lawsuit involving the Henrico County Chief of Police by one of his own officers. Maybe they will leave me alone. Please pray Mr. not a teahead. Thank you.
Teacher with no money

Richmond, VA

#15 Jan 25, 2010
I recently got the shockof my life when, I finally got my mortgage reduced only to have my electric bill increase 70.00. I completed all of the home improvements to help keep the heat in, but what it seems like that I must do is help dominion power make improvements in their meter reading skills. My bill was $112 in December and now in January my bill is $180.00. My superintendent wants me to work three furlough days, now if I do that how will I be able to pay my electric bill, well at least when my salary is low enough I can qualify for fuel assistance. DOminion Power is constantly ripping people off and I think that the SCC needs to look into it. Oh wait half of them probably got laid off the last time the state had a reduction in their workforce.
not a demorat

Harrisonburg, VA

#16 Jan 25, 2010
not a teahead wrote:
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This is not about politics. Why would a clown like you keep blaming President Obama for everthing that goes wrong. Just a plain old hating "teahead."
my feelings exactly, politics has no business pushing for cap and tax... could you please pass that on to your losers in washington
not a demorat

Harrisonburg, VA

#17 Jan 25, 2010
not a teahead wrote:
This is really due to the recent installation of faulty equipment by dominion power. I demand the the state corporation commission investigate this rip-off immediately.
can your mamma get a refund for a faulty kid she gave birth to???
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#18 Jan 25, 2010
not a demorat wrote:
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my feelings exactly, politics has no business pushing for cap and tax... could you please pass that on to your losers in washington
First off we need to cap-off every "teaheads" mouth.
The next thing is to put a cap on dominions excessive
rates and guaranteed profit structure. The state allows
dominion to continue to be a monopoly.
We the people should DEMAND far more competition in the electrical
monopoly field. We all should write the law makers and make them
change this illegal monopology of electric services by dominion..
If they are unwilling to do so, vote all of them out of office.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#19 Jan 25, 2010
not a demorat wrote:
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can your mamma get a refund for a faulty kid she gave birth to???
I don't know, tell your mamma to cash the refund check she got back concerning you.
dave

Glen Allen, VA

#20 Jan 25, 2010
bull,lady you are a liar.the only part of your bill that is regulated is rate hikes.You get away with all this other crap.Mine went up 100.00 also.Any change in weather they add new,more charges,you scumbags.You are a monopoly and will be because states allow it.I AM SICK OF HEARING YOU TELL ME HOW TO WEATHER PROOF MY HOME,LIKE YOU CARE,so I save 50.00,then you go up a 100.00.Call your senator daily.I love their ads telling me how they are saving wild life,like I give a rats behind if I cant afford to go out and see it.You suck va power.Invest in something new and build it yourself.You profit whoes.

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