dolander

Jacksonville, FL

#21 Jan 14, 2010
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
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You are so wrong SJ, It would seam to me that I have taken those actions needed to get the actions of JEA from having as large an affect on me.
JEA is nothing more then a monopoly that dictates terms... And they are inline with the city government... The more you conserve to save on your JEA bill will only make them raise the rates and city fees...

I see nothing wrong with you putting your family first... But the reality is that JEA will get the money one way or another, and by you not condemning the billing practices of JEA, is nothing more then passing the burden on to your children and grand children.
Grrr

Jacksonville, FL

#22 Jan 30, 2010
I live in a small one bedroom apartment, and am always careful about using too much electricity. Somehow i got a bill from JEA that was 322 dollars! That's more than double what it usually is! Now that they are using these new digital wireless meters, how do we know someone in billing isn't keying in a different number? There is no way that i used that much juice... I don't have a washer/dryer, and i use energy efficient bulbs, turn off things that aren't being used, and i keep the t-stat down to keep the heater from running too much... What gives???
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#23 Jan 30, 2010
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
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So how is that gas or propane generator working for you ScrewJax? I guess you have gotten off your pissing and moaning arse long enough to upgrade you house so you can tell JEA to screw off.
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Scooter, I can not believe you used the Bad and Evil word “responsibly”, shame on you. So far this month our house is using approximately 12% more electricity than last month.
One of the best “INVESTMENTS” I have made was to buy a programmable thermostat.
At 5:30 the thermostat sets to 70 degrees, then at 7:15 it goes to 60 do not want frozen kitty cats. In the evening around 4:15 back up to 68 degrees then 70 at around 7:00. Then from 11:00 until 5:30 is set to 66 for sleeping.
BTW, no has to listen to or believe JEA, just get off your Lazy, piss and moaning Arses and go check your JEA meter once a day to track your usage and make changes in your life style or just do as ScrewJax and piss and moan about everything.
The issue is public-utility arrogance, not how-cold-is-your-booty ... er kitty.

It's a uniquely difficult economic time; that's true for all. JEAs financial toes should be held-to-the-fire assuring max efficiency in providing a public utility. For a start let's say ... 20% reduction in JEA wages/profits --- top-to-bottom.
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#24 Jan 30, 2010
Grrr wrote:
I live in a small one bedroom apartment, and am always careful about using too much electricity. Somehow i got a bill from JEA that was 322 dollars! That's more than double what it usually is! Now that they are using these new digital wireless meters, how do we know someone in billing isn't keying in a different number? There is no way that i used that much juice... I don't have a washer/dryer, and i use energy efficient bulbs, turn off things that aren't being used, and i keep the t-stat down to keep the heater from running too much... What gives???
JEA has been jacking-up residential rates for the last two years. They are living fat. Yes I am a prudent power user. A nominal $70/mo electric bill for my apt has now become $110.

I believe the technical-term is **buttf*cked by JEA**.
Solarboy

Brooklyn, MI

#25 Jan 30, 2010
I am getting solar panels.The government pays for most of it and you sell back unused power to jea.I will not be paying for their 10-20 thousand dollar Christmas bonuses anymore.
Scooter

Jacksonville, FL

#26 Jan 30, 2010
noshellswill wrote:
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JEA has been jacking-up residential rates for the last two years. They are living fat. Yes I am a prudent power user. A nominal $70/mo electric bill for my apt has now become $110.
I believe the technical-term is **buttf*cked by JEA**.
Mine was $240, double the month before (cold blast due to global warming). Still, that's less than $9 per day for cooking, heating, computer, tv electricity. Would you rather pay our bill?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#27 Jan 30, 2010
I got my E-bill today...for my little 1550' foot house....IT TRIPPLED from $110 to $315....WAY TO GO JEA!!!! I knew it was going to be more....but WOW!
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#28 Jan 30, 2010
Scooter wrote:
<quoted text>Mine was $240, double the month before (cold blast due to global warming). Still, that's less than $9 per day for cooking, heating, computer, tv electricity. Would you rather pay our bill?
Two years ago you would have paid 1/2 that amount. THAT's my point. What improved product ( cleaner electrons har har har ) or snappier service( faster photons ...) justifies the cost increase?

It's NOT ENOUGH to say JEA expenses have increased. It's their **job** to work more efficiently ... oh wait ... JEA is a Gub'mnt gunbarrel monopoly with public guaranteed profit; snout to da-public-trough. How do you bring those laxxy/luxxy b*stards under control? How would a Medieval peasantry bring-to-heel a rapacious Baron or Duke?

*** impudent but effective solution deleted ***
dolander

Jacksonville, FL

#29 Jan 30, 2010
Mine was 134.16 last month. I got my bill yesterday and it was 306.72

JEA is cleaning up.
Lavendergurl

Jacksonville, FL

#30 Jan 30, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
I got my E-bill today...for my little 1550' foot house....IT TRIPPLED from $110 to $315....WAY TO GO JEA!!!! I knew it was going to be more....but WOW!
Are we paying for our usage or are we paying for neighbors that cannot pay? We keep our temp. at 65. We wear housecoats, sweat shirts, snuggle, the dog...anything we can do to reduce our bill. WHY does our bill go up when our usage doesn't from one month to the next? I could understand the rate increase if we kept upping the heat, but we don't.
dolander

Jacksonville, FL

#31 Jan 30, 2010
Lavendergurl wrote:
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Are we paying for our usage or are we paying for neighbors that cannot pay? We keep our temp. at 65. We wear housecoats, sweat shirts, snuggle, the dog...anything we can do to reduce our bill. WHY does our bill go up when our usage doesn't from one month to the next? I could understand the rate increase if we kept upping the heat, but we don't.
We are paying for those that can’t pay, and we are paying for the many vacant houses that JEA depends on for income they can’t get so they pass the buck on to the rest us so they can keep making good money…

Face it folks... You are being forced to bend over by the JEA and take it up the rear, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#32 Jan 30, 2010
I don't know if I am more upset about this month's bill - $311, or last month's bill - $231. We had three house guests and COLD weather in January, but we were gone much of December. Although the January bill is too high, I think the December bill was worse, all things considered.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#33 Jan 30, 2010
Lavendergurl wrote:
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Are we paying for our usage or are we paying for neighbors that cannot pay? We keep our temp. at 65. We wear housecoats, sweat shirts, snuggle, the dog...anything we can do to reduce our bill. WHY does our bill go up when our usage doesn't from one month to the next? I could understand the rate increase if we kept upping the heat, but we don't.
I keep it well below 70. I need some insulation....I think this may be the straw for the poor camel. And one more thing....This is without HOT WATER. I have that on a seperate propane system.
Julianna

Los Angeles, CA

#34 Jan 30, 2010
dolander wrote:
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We are paying for those that can’t pay, and we are paying for the many vacant houses that JEA depends on for income they can’t get so they pass the buck on to the rest us so they can keep making good money…
I think you're probably right about that. A probable explanation.
crimson dynamo

Jacksonville, FL

#35 Jan 31, 2010
I just received my JEA bill and this should be one of my top pet peeves.
This issue was addressed in December by "roll over and play dead Ken" of First Coast News.
The JEA had their spokesperson clown on-air making excuses as to why they charge you a "base" amount per month on your irrigation meter (separate meter) even if you use NO WATER!
(BTW, if you have a separate irrigation meter...you HAVE already paid hundreds of dollars to have it installed by the JEA.)
I have now, call it what you want, "rented" my meter for 288 months.
The JEA spokesperson clown stated the monthly charge was "for maintenance and to keep the trucks moving"...OK well I haven't had maintenance done on my meter in over 20 years...which is never!
My "monthly" water charge for my bill ending 1-26-10 was $31.38 and I used NO irrigation water...that is ZERO WATER!
You can count on Ken throwing softball questions at the JEA spokesperson because the JEA spends hundreds of thousand of dollars with FCN's in advertising.
I believe the JEA's "annual bonuses" are paid by the rip-off charges that they add to your monthly bill.
John

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Jan 31, 2010
Heres some things to think about about: JEA is spending thousands on air time talking about how to save water and encouraging us to use the new fluorescent energy saving bulbs. People started to save water like JEA told us to do then what happened: JEA didn't make their projected revenue so they raised the water rates. Now if everybody using JEA started using the energy saving bulbs and cut back on their electricity then guess what: JEA won't meet their revenue and presto: rates go up. Its a win-win for JEA because they are the only game in town unless you live outside their distibution grid. The only way to beat JEA is to set up solar panels on your house that will produce enough electricity to actually spin your meter backwards but that will take alot of solar panels and a few years to recoup your money back from the cost of the panels plus installation cost otherwise the only other alternative is to spend more money to add more insulation to your house if you have not allready On a side note: those of us on here complaining about JEA (myself included) will be praising JEA when they work round the clock repairing downed power lines when a storm or hurricane comes through here. I guess thats just human nature. One minute your a zero, the next minute your a hero.

Since: Apr 10

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Apr 8, 2010
The "light bill" is steadily increasing. I have noticed a monthly increase of around a 100 dollar average since this time last year. Maybe it's just me.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#38 Apr 8, 2010
January 318
February 163
March 93

Go figure....

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#39 Apr 8, 2010
Will Sabo wrote:
The "light bill" is steadily increasing. I have noticed a monthly increase of around a 100 dollar average since this time last year. Maybe it's just me.
Is this for a home electric bill and water bill? How do you afford a $1200 to $1800 bill each month?
crimson dynamo

Jacksonville, FL

#40 Apr 10, 2010
It's Saturday 4-10-10 and go to the First Coast News website and check out the compensation and overtime pay for JEA workers...unbelievable.
You can see why our elect-water rates or over the top...NO competition and gross mis-management.
JEA should produce "commercial's" for there management to watch on how to manage overtime pay.
No reason for "annual bonuses"...they get bonuses apparently daily.

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