johnson city power board recent bills

johnson city power board recent bills

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Anonymous

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Jan 12, 2011
I know that it has been extremely cold lately but was anyone else completely floored by the amount of their recent electric bill?
whatever

Kingsport, TN

#2 Jan 13, 2011
YES!
Rich Get Richer

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jan 13, 2011
My power bill tripled. But how about the fact that the TVA CEO got a huge raise and now makes 3 million a year. Anybody else feel like they just got taken?
storm1970

Nashville, TN

#4 Jan 13, 2011
how does ur electric bill double in 1 month when ur furnace was broken and you didn't even have heat for a week straight!!!! i feel completely taken!
just sayin

Nicholasville, KY

#5 Jan 13, 2011
You may have to do like I did when I lived there. I read my own meter and compared it to what they said I used. Sometimes they would estimate it and say I used more than I did. Or have them put a new meter on your house. Either way, you have to keep an eye on them and the water company. My water meter was broken and my water bill was big enough to have filled a swimming pool.( I didn't have a pool) They kept trying to tell me my toilet upstairs was leaking water out. I told them it wasn't. The guy said it was. I didn't have an upstairs much less a toilet up there! They had to come out and set a new meter and adjust my bill.
limestone rocks

Tarentum, PA

#6 Jan 13, 2011
Summerbreezes wrote:
I know that it has been extremely cold lately but was anyone else completely floored by the amount of their recent electric bill?
I burn wood and use a heat pump for back up. My power bill went from 150 to 356! Cant figure this one out. What has happened?
Newcomer

Jonesborough, TN

#7 Jan 13, 2011
Johnson City is going to a smart grid. They will be monitoring electric use in all houses via a new meter. You will be able to save soon by not using a lot of power during peak hours. Check with the JC power board. No, I don't work for them, I just heard a lecture recently from an official at the JC powere board.
Dave Troxel

Nashville, TN

#8 Jan 13, 2011
Its called broad-band they need money to build a
Cable system
Anonymous

Elizabethtown, KY

#9 Jan 13, 2011
Did anyone else recently get the new digital meter? I truly believe that thing is running at triple the speed! last month we used 1233 kw, this month we used 5298!I know it got colder but...
just sayin

Nicholasville, KY

#10 Jan 13, 2011
Newcomer wrote:
Johnson City is going to a smart grid. They will be monitoring electric use in all houses via a new meter. You will be able to save soon by not using a lot of power during peak hours. Check with the JC power board. No, I don't work for them, I just heard a lecture recently from an official at the JC powere board.
So when is the peak hours? Do you change the times that you do laundry, take baths, cook, etc.? That is bad when outsiders tell you when to go to the bathroom, more or less! Don't they charge so much per KLW hours?
limestone rocks

Smithfield, NC

#11 Jan 14, 2011
Summerbreezes wrote:
Did anyone else recently get the new digital meter? I truly believe that thing is running at triple the speed! last month we used 1233 kw, this month we used 5298!I know it got colder but...
I dont believe the digital meter is the problem. When the jcpb installed my digital meter (3 years ago) my power bill went down 40 percent. Now its thru the ceiling.
Newcomer

Jonesborough, TN

#12 Jan 14, 2011
I think the peak hours are in the morning when all activities start, and right after 5:00, but I don't remember the exact times. The idea is to smooth out the peak, they are not telling you when to use power, but how to save money. Peak hours cost a lot more to produce the energy needed. That is not hard to imagine, picture your car, at 55 it gets its optimum mpg and at 100 the mpg reduces sharply. They will have different rates for different power usage periods.
Newcomer

Jonesborough, TN

#13 Jan 14, 2011
Oh yes, you are right in that you might need to adjust your schedule to save money on your power bill. The choice is yours though, no one is telling you how to live. Everything has a price tag.
Bowmantown

Johnson City, TN

#14 Jan 14, 2011
my moms power bill went from 130 to almost 500!...i have a bigger house but mine was only 230..i dnt see how a 1500 sq ft house is almost 500 and one is 2700 sq ft house and my power bill was only 230...i hope all the employees are livin the good life and drivin mercedes or somethin!
just sayin

Nicholasville, KY

#15 Jan 14, 2011
Newcomer wrote:
I think the peak hours are in the morning when all activities start, and right after 5:00, but I don't remember the exact times. The idea is to smooth out the peak, they are not telling you when to use power, but how to save money. Peak hours cost a lot more to produce the energy needed. That is not hard to imagine, picture your car, at 55 it gets its optimum mpg and at 100 the mpg reduces sharply. They will have different rates for different power usage periods.
I have to disagree..it doesn't cost anymore to make gas whether I buy 5 gallons or 10 gallons.
Newcomer

Jonesborough, TN

#16 Jan 15, 2011
It is not the fuel cost I was discussing but the consumption rate.

Since: Oct 09

AOL

#17 Jan 15, 2011
It is amazing how the power board can lay it to you. No matter what, the early winter bills are always sky high. They have all the bases covered with one excuse or the other. I've heard everything from the sliding scale of "emergency power rates" to "estimations". Fact is they have the thing all wrapped up with no recourse for the consumer. But what can ya do?
limestone rocks

Lugoff, SC

#18 Jan 16, 2011
laffingravy wrote:
It is amazing how the power board can lay it to you. No matter what, the early winter bills are always sky high. They have all the bases covered with one excuse or the other. I've heard everything from the sliding scale of "emergency power rates" to "estimations". Fact is they have the thing all wrapped up with no recourse for the consumer. But what can ya do?
Heres dome interesting facts. The jcpb has already installed fiber opticts on the New Boones Creek Rd. Fiber optics cost about 155,000 per mile to install. Something else I found interesting is the fact that everytime another company climbs a jcpb pole, whether it be Century Link, Comcast, etc. a $5.00 fee is paid to the jcpb. Oddly no one at the jcpb can tell me where the $5 is going. To understand the amount involved a friend at CL told me they climb about 700,000 poles a year. Times that by $5.00. Lots of little money tricks. Then we still lose.
Aaron

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jan 20, 2011
I,m gona slowly start installing a solar system on my house. Then eventually I'll tell them to bite me.
chicken little

Kingsport, TN

#20 Jan 20, 2011
Call me crazy but Aaron you might have to go another energy resource. We are in sort of a little bubble here right now but things ain't going too good with the country. These places just keep blowing(our) money,like there's not going to be a tomorrow. They will suck every last drop until it runs dry. I've been here 18 years and this is my fourth meter. And yes, my bill went up a whole lot. It had 5 extra days tacked on, too. And they claim it was because of the holidays. B.S. Computors don't take holidays. That was the reason for the new meters. That ain't nothing but a ploy to get some extra dollars coming in. What can I say, I'm fed up with it.

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