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Just Wondering

Clarksville, TN

#1 Feb 13, 2010
How is it legal to charge the way they do for services? I am sorry but a 300 electric bill for a home that is 1200 square feet with wood heat is not even logical. Our previous house was 4-500 with central. People cant live like this! What are we suppose to do abandon our homes & move into an apartment to get KU!? Is there a way to report the company to get the government to investigate them? Some just seems awful shaddy!
Judge Roy Bean

Sidell, IL

#2 Feb 13, 2010
I have tried for years to get a group started for complete deregulation of the electric system in this state. If they would deregulate it you could by your electric anywhere from anybody, KU Louisville. Greater Cincinatti ect. I have spoke to Tom Mckee severals time about this to no avail. Bluegrass has one of the highest KWH prices in the country, about 10 cents KU is abour 4.5 cents. Mckee told me they were afraid the producer in Ky would sell it out of state. This is just a cover, you let the producers produce all they want, furnish this state first, then sell the rest to states where they have high prices. It works ive lived in one state where they did it and the prices feel big time. California was not total deregulated so dont let anyone say they were. Lets get this started. If i here back from enough people maybe we can get mckee to come to a meeting. Example a 300 dollar light bill on Bluegrass would be about 150 or less on KU. come on Call the Public Service Commission and complain, E mail Mckee and our Senator, Besher anyone that will listen. Lets not forget its election time.
hmmmm

Zoe, KY

#3 Feb 13, 2010
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
I have tried for years to get a group started for complete deregulation of the electric system in this state. If they would deregulate it you could by your electric anywhere from anybody, KU Louisville. Greater Cincinatti ect. I have spoke to Tom Mckee severals time about this to no avail. Bluegrass has one of the highest KWH prices in the country, about 10 cents KU is abour 4.5 cents. Mckee told me they were afraid the producer in Ky would sell it out of state. This is just a cover, you let the producers produce all they want, furnish this state first, then sell the rest to states where they have high prices. It works ive lived in one state where they did it and the prices feel big time. California was not total deregulated so dont let anyone say they were. Lets get this started. If i here back from enough people maybe we can get mckee to come to a meeting. Example a 300 dollar light bill on Bluegrass would be about 150 or less on KU. come on Call the Public Service Commission and complain, E mail Mckee and our Senator, Besher anyone that will listen. Lets not forget its election time.
We need to put a letter in the newspaper to all Bluegrass Energy consumers. Ask them if they would be willing to file a complaint or call their representative.

I am on Blue Grass and so is one of my friends. Her heating bill got so bad last year that she got kerosene heaters this year and used those. She didnt even use her heat. Then Bluegrass Energy sent her a heating bill. She has two meters, one for the house and one for the heaters. When she confronted Blue Grass first they tried to deny it. She explained to them that she didnt have her heating on, then they told her there must have been a mix up and that she did not owe any money on her heating bill.

Last year during the ice storm when many of us went without electric for day, my bill was higher than the month before. When we looked at the bill they did charge so much per day, even when we didnt have electric.

Not only do they charge very high, but I think they may be cheating the customers. Our state needs to look into this. Judge if you can get me the numbers I would love to call anyone and everyone I need to.
Judge Roy Bean

United States

#4 Feb 14, 2010
CAll the Public Service Commission. For all the good it will do call Mckee and our senator. I cant find the number but there is one in Frankfort where you can leave a message with a live person, and she routes it to all in Frankfort. Now is the time to act its election time.
ole scool

United States

#5 Feb 14, 2010
BGE sucks an is a rip off
Agree

United States

#6 Feb 16, 2010
My house is half the size of the one I lived in when I was in Georgetown on KU, but my bill is more than twice what it was there. Huh? It's crazy!
Rose

Martin, KY

#7 Feb 16, 2010
I went to the BGE office and asked them why my bill was so high. They explained that my ETS unit went from .05 to .10 a KWH. So I turned my heater all the way down to 55 degrees except for two hours at night while I am watching TV. My bill this month went up by another $60. How does that work?
Cynic

Hazard, KY

#8 Feb 16, 2010
I heard that they were no longer giving an adjusted rate for the ets units. They draw you in with low rates, then increase the rates once you have their units in. Deregulation is the only way to go. But talking to McKee is like talking to a brick wall......
lets do something

Pikeville, KY

#9 Feb 17, 2010
i went froma 150.00 bill to 500.00 and was with out electric for a while in one month thats how much it jumped it crazy we cant afford this, on the bill we are paying a surcharge for fuel thats to pay for there gas to rid around and they say they read our meters but really it is system generated and goes from the meter to the computer so thats were we are getting screwed
bluegrass25

AOL

#10 Feb 17, 2010
they wonder why i we all wait til disconnect to pay our bills, we are using a gas fireplace and my bill jumped to 150.00 to 300.00 i asked to have the electric bill turned out and they wanted to charge 175.00 deposit, they told hubby its cuz of my late payments, they dont realize we have other bills also, i get paid every 2 weeks and my bill doesnt fall on my paydays, anyhoo had to put my two cents in..
amen preach on

United States

#11 Feb 17, 2010
We need to find someone other than Tom Mckee to get on this issue, like the Govenor himself maybee, where does Mr. Mckee's opponet this upcoming election stand on this issue? Maybee its time for a change around here, put someone in who is in touch with the issues of today, what about a consumer boycot on b.g.e.?
Cynic

Hazard, KY

#12 Feb 18, 2010
amen preach on wrote:
We need to find someone other than Tom Mckee to get on this issue, like the Govenor himself maybee, where does Mr. Mckee's opponet this upcoming election stand on this issue? Maybee its time for a change around here, put someone in who is in touch with the issues of today, what about a consumer boycot on b.g.e.?
I like your thought, but I'm not giving up my electric, however expensive it is!! LOL
ttt

Kansas City, MO

#13 Feb 18, 2010
My electric bill was 500 this month i live in a single wide trailer. I was blown away when I seen the amount!
hey

United States

#14 Feb 18, 2010
we live in a double wide trailor and the electric bills run anywhere between 500-700 dollars during the ice storm when there was no power for 2 weeks, the bill was almost 800 bucks and a comment was made by one of the employees that they can charge whatever they want to and if we want electric then we have to pay it. They are outragious and need to be stopped. Oh, and I forgot to mention the double wide is central air and heat, and the lines are crappy we always loose power a bird can poop on them and we loose power.
Agree

United States

#15 Feb 18, 2010
amen preach on wrote:
We need to find someone other than Tom Mckee to get on this issue, like the Govenor himself maybee, where does Mr. Mckee's opponet this upcoming election stand on this issue? Maybee its time for a change around here, put someone in who is in touch with the issues of today, what about a consumer boycot on b.g.e.?
I like your boycott idea, but yeah, they kind of have a monopoly on us. You can't boycott if they are the only ones supplying the power. Guess we could all buy generators, can't cost that much more can it? LOL
Just Wondering

United States

#16 Feb 20, 2010
I am going to do some research on this & maybe we can all start complaining. Maybe they will have to listen if they get tired of getting the calls? We are running our house so cold that with two pair of socks my feet burn. IT IS Crazy! Election time is right. Ad in the paper might be a good idea! Hummm. If anyone get or finds any info, please post it here. I will do anything I can to help fight against them. They are only getting richer as we all get poorer!
Just Wondering

United States

#17 Feb 20, 2010
http://www.psc.state.ky.us/cis/inquiry.aspx

This is a complaint form on the Ky Public Service Commission.
I agree

United States

#18 Feb 25, 2010
I know exactly what everyone is saying. My bill jumps $100-$150 from summer to winter and I do not touch the thermostat. How can this be? We have lived here for 4 yrs and not once has anyone come and read the meter since we moved in. Shouldnt they do this when someone buys a home instead of going by what the previuos owner used. I agree that BG is a ripoff and understand that they are a nonprofit orginization. Anyone know what we can do.
amen preach on

United States

#19 Feb 25, 2010
A consumer boycott maybe a bad idea as agree pointed out in my previous comment, but there has to be something we all as customers can do, anybody got any ideas? My neighbors are 87 an 83 respectively on very very limited income an got tagged with a $470 electric billthis month after a $220 bill last month with a small usage increase, anybody else get scammed like this over the past month? Please help raise hell with BGE an contact the Better Buisness Bureau with your complaint of this price gouging monopoly!!!!!!!!!
WTF

Carthage, MO

#20 Feb 26, 2010
I would have to tend to agree. We have lived in the same house when RECC was independently and locally serviced us. 2100 sq ft house under RECC in the summer running AC at 69 my bill was never over $ 80.00. In the winter the setting at 72 bill was never over $ 150.00. Now under BGE summer bill is over $ 200.00 and the winter bill is $ 400.00. If my facts are correct when this merger happened with BGE and RECC. BGE was in deep fiancial trouble. RECC was in great financial shape. So I guess you can see that RECC actually saved BGE. Now as far as service goes. Everyone can remember the ice storm and how long some people were out. A lot of this problem stems from not being locally serviced anymore. They have to send people in that have no clue what lines feed what areas. So they have to wait on the local crews that have been cut down so far that it's a joke. I seen out of town crews sitting for 6 hours waiting for someone to show them what to do. It seems to me that the first priority would be to get people back on that I would call a quick fix. A lot of times alls wrong is a limb laying on the line that's shorting out the line. When we were out for 10 days I walked to the back of my property and found a limb laying across a line that was no more than 50 feet off the road. I seen a crew come by and asked them to take a look. They removed the limb and guess what some 100 peoples electricty came back on. 30 minute fix after 10 days out. I'm done...

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