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DUKE ENERGY - Power Bill Error Last Month?

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McDowell Taxpayer

Lyman, SC

#1 Jan 18, 2010
My last power bill ending on 12-30 from Duke Energy was approximately 60-70% higher than the previous month. This was before the severe cold snap.

In looking at previous years bills I have never had a bill this high. In passing I have heard several others say this was their case as well.

I now am thinking we were all charged excessively too much for that time period?
Idea

United States

#2 Jan 18, 2010
McDowell Taxpayer wrote:
My last power bill ending on 12-30 from Duke Energy was approximately 60-70% higher than the previous month. This was before the severe cold snap.
In looking at previous years bills I have never had a bill this high. In passing I have heard several others say this was their case as well.
I now am thinking we were all charged excessively too much for that time period?
I hope so!! I know mine was OUT Rageous!! I have lived in my home now for 5 years and last month was the highest it has ever been!! Maybe we'll get a reinbursment check!!LOL I doubt that! It would be nice though!!

Since: Nov 09

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#3 Jan 18, 2010
Mine doubled. I called Duke Energy, and they gave me the same song and dance about the cold weather, and then I told them I had been using my gas logs too, they didn't have an answer.
Habibi

United States

#4 Jan 18, 2010
same thing here.....mine went from $120 to $252! I also called Duke...and they gave me the cold weather story as well. I also told them I wasn't even in my home for 2 weeks during Christmas...they had no apologies of course! Oh Well.....guess they've got us where they want us huh?
colormeblue

Prairie Du Chien, WI

#5 Jan 18, 2010
Same thing here. Mine went from $124 to $234. I believe they got a 14% rate increase in on us last month. It could have been a lot worse because that ask for like 30% but were denied. I e-mailed our insurance commissioner in Raleigh and thanked him for denying the 30% increase.
me too

Greenville, SC

#8 Jan 18, 2010
My Duke power service from Nov 24- Dec 29 (35 days) was an astronomical $585.00. My bills usually run between 150- 250 - believe me I looked it up. My highest bill last year was for the same time period and that was $313 - the highest bill I had all year. I emailed Duke Power and they said that my meter is read by the MOST ACCURATE method - the MOBILE METER READING unit. They agreed that my bill was way off from usual. They suggested I might need to check my heating and air system for possible malfunction and check my water heater.(these are working properly). The only change is that we have one less person in the household. We use gas firelogs as well.

Then they topped it off saying that if the meter reading WAS inaccurate that the bill should correct itself with the next reading.

Glad someone brought this up.

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Jan 18, 2010
We have used the fixed rate plan for a few years now and it has been great. It is the same amount each month with no surprises.
cobra302

Lyman, SC

#10 Jan 18, 2010
me too, i called and they said for me to do a "breaker test" and that it was on my end. i use wood and gas --- no electric for heat -- thus there is no way this could be right. also, i replaced a 15 yr old washer and dryer in nov. with the latest energy saving models and we were out of town three days for christmas with family.

something is bad wrong, mine was over 70% higher
cobra302

Lyman, SC

#11 Jan 18, 2010
anywho_1 wrote:
We have used the fixed rate plan for a few years now and it has been great. It is the same amount each month with no surprises.
ANYWHO -- they will do an adjustment on yours annually so you though you may not see it now you will.

its not as simple as you choosing a fixed rate then getting all the power you want at that same price
ColorMeRed

United States

#12 Jan 18, 2010
How much campagin contribution do you think Joe Sam Queen took from Duke Power? Look it up, it will make you sick to your stomach!!
name

Denver, NC

#13 Jan 18, 2010
ColorMeRed wrote:
How much campagin contribution do you think Joe Sam Queen took from Duke Power? Look it up, it will make you sick to your stomach!!
Joe Sam Queen I mean QUEEN? How did he ever get that name - QUEEN ??!! WTF

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 18, 2010
cobra302 wrote:
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ANYWHO -- they will do an adjustment on yours annually so you though you may not see it now you will.
its not as simple as you choosing a fixed rate then getting all the power you want at that same price
We have always gotten credit with the fixed rate payment. We have never owed them.

We only use central air to cool the house in the summer and keep it around 75 degrees
colormeblue

Prairie Du Chien, WI

#15 Jan 18, 2010
ColorMeRed wrote:
How much campagin contribution do you think Joe Sam Queen took from Duke Power? Look it up, it will make you sick to your stomach!!
Post us a link to look this up. I want to see if Gillespie and any Republicans took some of that money too.
ColorMeRed

United States

#16 Jan 18, 2010
State Board of Election and I think Mitch took contributions as well.
i agree

United States

#17 Jan 18, 2010
my power bill is normally around 170-200 but decembers bill was 430.00 bucks. i am still in shock almost needed to take a nitro pill. i am glad to see unfortunately that every body is having the same prob. we live in a 3 bedroom house with a full basement. i know we have had some low temps but wow!!1
JustMe

Gaffney, SC

#18 Jan 18, 2010
We have a high-efficiency heat pump that does a really good job and we also use alternative heat sources on the very cold days. Our power bill jumped by $120.00 from the prior month. It makes no sense whatsoever.
pg fire dept

Lyman, SC

#19 Jan 18, 2010
i guess duke energy got their 30% increase on us one way or another right or thats how it looks anyway
robbed

Cedar Rapids, IA

#20 Jan 19, 2010
Count me in .Mine doubled last month too.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#21 Jan 19, 2010
Did anyone burn Christmas lights or does anyone know if customers still have to cover the cost of cities burning their extra lights at Christmas?

Since the "cold snap" didn't really get bad until later in December, it doesn't seem that the December bill shouldn't have covered that.
Stocks Up

Greer, SC

#22 Jan 19, 2010
I just love the winter time and heat of summer. My utility stocks shoot through the roof and those dividend checks are wonderful. Can't wait for gas to go back up to $4.00 per gal.

You folks just keep on using electricity and fuel like there is no tomorrow. The utilities will keep on hiking up the prices and I will enjoy my cruises because of my dividend checks. Love ya...mean it.

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