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Slowhand

Kingsport, TN

#41 Mar 5, 2013
And now into the mix..........higher rates according to when you use your electricity! They call it peak rates@ higher cost per kilowatt....just blind me and say I can't do anything about it!
OldTennGranny

Johnson City, TN

#42 Mar 5, 2013
Doesnt make any difference how many KW's u use. I kept a record of mine & they still tripled my bill!

$500.00 power bill for a 967 sq. ft. home?

BULL !!!
Sneeder

Kingsport, TN

#43 Mar 6, 2013
Nothing you can do will make a difference! Now they declare that "peak time" rates will be higher! And when it's all said and done, how ya gonna prove your hourly useage? Digital meters? Lawd have mercy. Come on, really, how does flipping a switch result in higher rates? It's not like electricity has respect to from where and when it comes and goes. Open up a generator or two = nothing to raise the rate. After all, it's just water turning generators. We are all being hornswaggled and extorted.
Ashley

United States

#44 Jun 18, 2014
These people are pretty unreal. I go out of town unexpectantly for my grandmas funeral for three days. They call and say they will shut the power off. I tried to make a payment over the phone from Louisiana and somehow am unable to without an account number. I call home and have my boyfriend send a check payment in the mail. I come home and 6 days later they disconnect my power. When I called, she said all mail is going to Knoxville now and so they had not received a payment. She instructs me ill pay a $46 when id like it turned on, follows it up with a pathetic sorry about your loss, and transfers me to a recording to make a payment. Which I of course paid immediately because we need power. These people make sure they get your money one way or another.
Amazed

Knoxville, TN

#45 Jun 18, 2014
Ashley wrote:
These people are pretty unreal. I go out of town unexpectantly for my grandmas funeral for three days. They call and say they will shut the power off. I tried to make a payment over the phone from Louisiana and somehow am unable to without an account number. I call home and have my boyfriend send a check payment in the mail. I come home and 6 days later they disconnect my power. When I called, she said all mail is going to Knoxville now and so they had not received a payment. She instructs me ill pay a $46 when id like it turned on, follows it up with a pathetic sorry about your loss, and transfers me to a recording to make a payment. Which I of course paid immediately because we need power. These people make sure they get your money one way or another.
Are you serious? Be responsible and pay your bill on time and you won't get your power cut off. They never cut it off without a warning-never. You're purchasing electricity, nobody is taking money from you.

You are unbelievable. You don't pay your bill and it is their fault for not coddling you. Grow up!
Amazed

Knoxville, TN

#46 Jun 18, 2014
Sneeder wrote:
Nothing you can do will make a difference! Now they declare that "peak time" rates will be higher! And when it's all said and done, how ya gonna prove your hourly useage? Digital meters? Lawd have mercy. Come on, really, how does flipping a switch result in higher rates? It's not like electricity has respect to from where and when it comes and goes. Open up a generator or two = nothing to raise the rate. After all, it's just water turning generators. We are all being hornswaggled and extorted.
Obama shut down the coal fired power plants and now there is not enough capacity to meet very high demand in peak periods. Therefore, to curb demand in peak periods, higher rates are charged. You left out the fact that in non-peak periods, lower rates are charged. None of this has been implemented and won't be for quite a while. We do not get our electricity from hydroelectric dams. Go to the JCPB website, click on SmartHub, enter your account number, and you will see your power usage by the hour. There is a SmartHub App as well.
JCPB

Bristol, TN

#47 Jun 18, 2014
I had no idea how many people don't know how the JCPB operates until I read a lot of these posts. The JCPB is a PUBLIC Utility. It cannot change rates without the TVA's blessing and it cannot change rates without informing its customers and without the Board of Directors approval. The JCPB is governed by Sunshine Laws. That means everything discussed in Board meetings is made public and the JC Press attends every Board meeting and reports what was discussed. There have been no rate changes in the last two years.

All the JCPB does is distribute power. It does not generate it. The power comes from the TVA and is metered coming in. Every customer has a meter that meters what is going out. There has never been an instance of the power going out being larger than the power coming in. It can't be done.

Billing is automated and is a direct result of each customer's meter. There is no physical way to manipulate billing or tamper with the meter to falsify billing. Also, the TVA audits the JCPB ensuring it follows regulations. The JCPB also hired an outside auditor to ensure everything operates according to regulations. All of these findings are made public.

The rates are pretty simple. The JCPB purchases power from the TVA, adds 20%, and then bills this amount based on usage. If the TVA raises rates, then your rate is raised. The JCPB can raise this 20% minimally, but it has chosen not to do so.

Peak usage rates are not in effect yet to residential customers. Like a previous poster mentioned, you can see how much power you are using by accessing SmartHub on the JCPB website or via the App.

The JCPB will not cut off your power without multiple warnings. They have never cut off power without multiple warnings or at least having tried to get in touch with the customer. If you have not paid your bill, it is up to you to get in touch with the JCPB to resolve the issue. It is not up to them even though they do take on this responsibility. There is no personal excuse accepted for not paying your power bill. They have heard them all. Every time a customer doesn't pay their bill on time, it hurts all the rest of the customers.

The JCPB lost $1.7 million in April. They lost almost that amount in March. There are no rich employees at the JCPB.

Everyone on here should ask themselves how many times has your power gone out in the past few years, and when it has, how long has it taken to get it back on. Residents in the Northeast sometimes wait for days to get power back on and their power goes out frequently.

I applaud the Power Board for what they do because I understand and know what they do. Sometimes it requires a little discipline to get customers to pay their bill. Any responsible business will employ this type of discipline.
hello

Johnson City, TN

#48 Jul 3, 2014
JCPB wrote:
I had no idea how many people don't know how the JCPB operates until I read a lot of these posts. The JCPB is a PUBLIC Utility. It cannot change rates without the TVA's blessing and it cannot change rates without informing its customers and without the Board of Directors approval. The JCPB is governed by Sunshine Laws. That means everything discussed in Board meetings is made public and the JC Press attends every Board meeting and reports what was discussed. There have been no rate changes in the last two years.

All the JCPB does is distribute power. It does not generate it. The power comes from the TVA and is metered coming in. Every customer has a meter that meters what is going out. There has never been an instance of the power going out being larger than the power coming in. It can't be done.

Billing is automated and is a direct result of each customer's meter. There is no physical way to manipulate billing or tamper with the meter to falsify billing. Also, the TVA audits the JCPB ensuring it follows regulations. The JCPB also hired an outside auditor to ensure everything operates according to regulations. All of these findings are made public.

The rates are pretty simple. The JCPB purchases power from the TVA, adds 20%, and then bills this amount based on usage. If the TVA raises rates, then your rate is raised. The JCPB can raise this 20% minimally, but it has chosen not to do so.

Peak usage rates are not in effect yet to residential customers. Like a previous poster mentioned, you can see how much power you are using by accessing SmartHub on the JCPB website or via the App.

The JCPB will not cut off your power without multiple warnings. They have never cut off power without multiple warnings or at least having tried to get in touch with the customer. If you have not paid your bill, it is up to you to get in touch with the JCPB to resolve the issue. It is not up to them even though they do take on this responsibility. There is no personal excuse accepted for not paying your power bill. They have heard them all. Every time a customer doesn't pay their bill on time, it hurts all the rest of the customers.

The JCPB lost $1.7 million in April. They lost almost that amount in March. There are no rich employees at the JCPB.

Everyone on here should ask themselves how many times has your power gone out in the past few years, and when it has, how long has it taken to get it back on. Residents in the Northeast sometimes wait for days to get power back on and their power goes out frequently.

I applaud the Power Board for what they do because I understand and know what they do. Sometimes it requires a little discipline to get customers to pay their bill. Any responsible business will employ this type of discipline.
Bet you work there, and can afford to pay whatever they charge. The rates are too high.
Mtn Billy

Kingsport, TN

#49 Jul 5, 2014
JCPB wrote:
I had no idea how many people don't know how the JCPB operates until I read a lot of these posts. The JCPB is a PUBLIC Utility. It cannot change rates without the TVA's blessing and it cannot change rates without informing its customers and without the Board of Directors approval. The JCPB is governed by Sunshine Laws. That means everything discussed in Board meetings is made public and the JC Press attends every Board meeting and reports what was discussed. There have been no rate changes in the last two years.
All the JCPB does is distribute power. It does not generate it. The power comes from the TVA and is metered coming in. Every customer has a meter that meters what is going out. There has never been an instance of the power going out being larger than the power coming in. It can't be done.
Billing is automated and is a direct result of each customer's meter. There is no physical way to manipulate billing or tamper with the meter to falsify billing. Also, the TVA audits the JCPB ensuring it follows regulations. The JCPB also hired an outside auditor to ensure everything operates according to regulations. All of these findings are made public.
The rates are pretty simple. The JCPB purchases power from the TVA, adds 20%, and then bills this amount based on usage. If the TVA raises rates, then your rate is raised. The JCPB can raise this 20% minimally, but it has chosen not to do so.
Peak usage rates are not in effect yet to residential customers. Like a previous poster mentioned, you can see how much power you are using by accessing SmartHub on the JCPB website or via the App.
The JCPB will not cut off your power without multiple warnings. They have never cut off power without multiple warnings or at least having tried to get in touch with the customer. If you have not paid your bill, it is up to you to get in touch with the JCPB to resolve the issue. It is not up to them even though they do take on this responsibility. There is no personal excuse accepted for not paying your power bill. They have heard them all. Every time a customer doesn't pay their bill on time, it hurts all the rest of the customers.
The JCPB lost $1.7 million in April. They lost almost that amount in March. There are no rich employees at the JCPB.
Everyone on here should ask themselves how many times has your power gone out in the past few years, and when it has, how long has it taken to get it back on. Residents in the Northeast sometimes wait for days to get power back on and their power goes out frequently.
I applaud the Power Board for what they do because I understand and know what they do. Sometimes it requires a little discipline to get customers to pay their bill. Any responsible business will employ this type of discipline.
You said "Peak usage rates are not in effect yet to residential customers. Like a previous poster mentioned, you can see how much power you are using by accessing SmartHub on the JCPB website or via the App."
That feature is about as reliable as a rain dance. I know for a fact that it isn't truthful. I've checked it against the facts and times that I wasn't even home and it doesn't add up. And don't give me that old "Parasitic energy usage" jive.
As far as the power going out, my wife had to show the idiots how to flip a switch on the street corner power pole to get it back on back in 1998. They swore it was a fault at a sub station and left with their heads hung low. Face it, the JCPB has a way of milking us with no recourse.
JCPB

Thomasville, NC

#50 Jul 5, 2014
Mtn Billy wrote:
<quoted text>You said "Peak usage rates are not in effect yet to residential customers. Like a previous poster mentioned, you can see how much power you are using by accessing SmartHub on the JCPB website or via the App."
That feature is about as reliable as a rain dance. I know for a fact that it isn't truthful. I've checked it against the facts and times that I wasn't even home and it doesn't add up. And don't give me that old "Parasitic energy usage" jive.
As far as the power going out, my wife had to show the idiots how to flip a switch on the street corner power pole to get it back on back in 1998. They swore it was a fault at a sub station and left with their heads hung low. Face it, the JCPB has a way of milking us with no recourse.
Do you honestly think the TVA would allow the JCPB to utilize and promote "SmartHub" if it wasn't reliable? That would be against the law. I misspoke earlier. Time of Use rates are not in effect. Also, just because you are not at home doesn't mean you don't use power silly.

We are lucky to have the JCPB. Maybe you need to move up north and get a big dose of what power companies charge there and the service they provide.
Mtn Billy

Kingsport, TN

#51 Jul 5, 2014
JCPB wrote:
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Do you honestly think the TVA would allow the JCPB to utilize and promote "SmartHub" if it wasn't reliable? That would be against the law. I misspoke earlier. Time of Use rates are not in effect. Also, just because you are not at home doesn't mean you don't use power silly.
We are lucky to have the JCPB. Maybe you need to move up north and get a big dose of what power companies charge there and the service they provide.
Hey, I'm just saying that I have checked the SmartHub and found it to be bogus. Can you explain to me how my "usage" increases during the hours when no one is home, no heat or a/c, hot water, tv, lights, etc in use? Unless a gang from up north slips into my home when I'm gone and parties there before I return, then the SmatHub is bogus.
JCPB

Johnson City, TN

#52 Jul 5, 2014
Mtn Billy wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I'm just saying that I have checked the SmartHub and found it to be bogus. Can you explain to me how my "usage" increases during the hours when no one is home, no heat or a/c, hot water, tv, lights, etc in use? Unless a gang from up north slips into my home when I'm gone and parties there before I return, then the SmatHub is bogus.
SmartHub reads the meter on your house. It is simply software and that is all it does. The JCPB is strictly audited as a public utility and what you mention would never be allowed to happen and cannot physically happen. It that were the case, power being metered out would be more than power metered in from the TVA. That has never happened. Do you have a hot water heater? Do you have an Attic fan? Have you checked your thermostats? Do you have any chargers plugged in? If your meter is running while you are not at home, something is using power - period. There is not a scandal in everything that costs money. If you think you can operate your home on a stand alone generator more cheaply, then do that. Then you don't have to sit around and think up these virtual scandals during the day.
JCPB

Johnson City, TN

#53 Jul 5, 2014
Mtn Billy wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I'm just saying that I have checked the SmartHub and found it to be bogus. Can you explain to me how my "usage" increases during the hours when no one is home, no heat or a/c, hot water, tv, lights, etc in use? Unless a gang from up north slips into my home when I'm gone and parties there before I return, then the SmatHub is bogus.
Or call teh JCPB with your concerns. They will check it out for you. This is a much better alternative than posting these silly criticisms on a public internet forum.
Mtn Billy

Kingsport, TN

#54 Jul 5, 2014
JCPB wrote:
<quoted text>
SmartHub reads the meter on your house. It is simply software and that is all it does. The JCPB is strictly audited as a public utility and what you mention would never be allowed to happen and cannot physically happen. It that were the case, power being metered out would be more than power metered in from the TVA. That has never happened. Do you have a hot water heater? Do you have an Attic fan? Have you checked your thermostats? Do you have any chargers plugged in? If your meter is running while you are not at home, something is using power - period. There is not a scandal in everything that costs money. If you think you can operate your home on a stand alone generator more cheaply, then do that. Then you don't have to sit around and think up these virtual scandals during the day.
What part of not being at home vs. being there and the usage being more during the time when virtually nothing major is running? I say the app supposedly showing usage rates is a joke and I'm believing more and more that you are too.
JCPB

Thomasville, NC

#55 Jul 5, 2014
Mtn Billy wrote:
<quoted text>What part of not being at home vs. being there and the usage being more during the time when virtually nothing major is running? I say the app supposedly showing usage rates is a joke and I'm believing more and more that you are too.
Call JCPB. Whining about it on here will accomplish nothing.
JCPB

Bristol, TN

#56 Jul 5, 2014
Mtn Billy wrote:
<quoted text>What part of not being at home vs. being there and the usage being more during the time when virtually nothing major is running? I say the app supposedly showing usage rates is a joke and I'm believing more and more that you are too.
This is simply what "you" say. Your meter doesn't lie. Maybe you do.
WTH

Johnson City, TN

#57 Jul 12, 2014
Ashley wrote:
These people are pretty unreal. I go out of town unexpectantly for my grandmas funeral for three days. They call and say they will shut the power off. I tried to make a payment over the phone from Louisiana and somehow am unable to without an account number. I call home and have my boyfriend send a check payment in the mail. I come home and 6 days later they disconnect my power. When I called, she said all mail is going to Knoxville now and so they had not received a payment. She instructs me ill pay a $46 when id like it turned on, follows it up with a pathetic sorry about your loss, and transfers me to a recording to make a payment. Which I of course paid immediately because we need power. These people make sure they get your money one way or another.
Just look at who is on the Board of Directors and you will see why the interests of the ratepayers is not a high priority
Posie

Kingsport, TN

#58 Jul 12, 2014
JCPB wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you honestly think the TVA would allow the JCPB to utilize and promote "SmartHub" if it wasn't reliable? That would be against the law. I misspoke earlier. Time of Use rates are not in effect. Also, just because you are not at home doesn't mean you don't use power silly.
We are lucky to have the JCPB. Maybe you need to move up north and get a big dose of what power companies charge there and the service they provide.
Gosh, would JCPB or TVA do anything illegal? They are as pure as new fallen snow! I guess they might accidentally manipulate our bills. Yeah, sure.

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