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SOMEBODY

Natchitoches, LA

#1 Aug 12, 2008
Does anybody have ENTERGY as their power co.?? If so lets talk about your bill.
Someone Else

Natchitoches, LA

#2 Aug 12, 2008
I do and my bill has never been this high. I know it is summer but my bill is double what it was at this time last year and I am using the air the same amount as usual. It's the fuel charge that gets you.
Mae

Natchitoches, LA

#3 Aug 12, 2008
Does this mean Valley is going to go up too?
SOMEBODY

Marthaville, LA

#4 Aug 13, 2008
Someone Else wrote:
I do and my bill has never been this high. I know it is summer but my bill is double what it was at this time last year and I am using the air the same amount as usual. It's the fuel charge that gets you.
We live in a small 3 bedroom wood frame house . It is probably 15 years old . Anyway our bill last month was $441.00. This month $ 568.00.. This is so damn crazy. One central air unit, Our house is completely shaded at all times of the day .. You know next month it will be $700.00 easy..How in the hell do they expect people to pay. Well we have to pay it But I keep thinking about the old people on fixed incomes ..IT IS SO SAD.
Leaveree

Plainview, TX

#5 Aug 13, 2008
Just curious, SOMEBODY, how much of the 441 and 568 was actually the electric bill and how much was the fuel charge?
SOMEBODY

Marthaville, LA

#6 Aug 13, 2008
The energy charge is 209.37 and the fuel adjustment is 358.00 ..
Leaveree

Plainview, TX

#7 Aug 13, 2008
SOMEBODY,the reason I asked about your charges is that my energy charge was $57 and the fuel adjustment was $212.
Someone Else

Natchitoches, LA

#8 Aug 14, 2008
My energy charge was $121 and my fuel adjustment charge was $173.
shade tree

Natchitoches, LA

#9 Aug 14, 2008
I have Entergy also and I'm very pissed off about my bill, my energy charge was $98.08 and the fuel adjustment was $156.73 plus i have a damn hurricane charge of $7.83 what the hell is that for anyone know? I also have another home which is on Valley Electric and they don't have no bullshit charges just what electricity was used is all you are charged for. Has anyone called entergy and asked what the damn deal is, if so let me know please!
SOMEBODY

Marthaville, LA

#10 Aug 14, 2008
shade tree wrote:
I have Entergy also and I'm very pissed off about my bill, my energy charge was $98.08 and the fuel adjustment was $156.73 plus i have a damn hurricane charge of $7.83 what the hell is that for anyone know? I also have another home which is on Valley Electric and they don't have no bullshit charges just what electricity was used is all you are charged for. Has anyone called entergy and asked what the damn deal is, if so let me know please!
No, I havent called yet .I know I will end up cussing somebody out. I have that hurricane charge also. It is right at 15.00.. But what is the Louisiana PCS Case Credit for 7.64 and Hurricane Offset credit for 7.88 then further down they have the CHARGE LURC HURRICANE CHARGE which is 16.72.. Which is more than those two piss ant credits.. We are still paying for all that mess they had to fix in NEW ORLEANS ..
ENTERGY SUCKS.
SOMEBODY

Marthaville, LA

#11 Aug 14, 2008
O.K. I called they said the Hurricane charge is to pay back BONDs borrowed during KATRINA. For the repair of poles ETC...She stated that everybody in the state of La. HAS to pay it..
big boy

Houston, TX

#12 Aug 14, 2008
BATON ROUGE -- A day after the Public Service Commission declared an "energy emergency," customers are steadily calling the three utility companies ordered to offer the program.

Representatives of Entergy, Cleco and SWEPCO, investor-owned companies regulated by the PSC, reported that customers are seeking whatever kind of relief they can get from higher bills resulting from summer heat and the high price of natural gas.

"We had between 50 and 60 calls" by early Wednesday afternoon, said Scott McCloud, SWEPCO corporate communications officer in Shreveport. "We've had 42 customers sign up since 2002" when the Energy Emergency Program was created.

Legislation creating the program was approved in 2001 but this is the first time it has been implemented by an official declaration of the PSC. Commissioner Foster Campbell urged approval of an emergency, citing escalating fuel adjustment charges that inflate bills and near-record high temperatures.

If certified by a local community action agency as meeting low-income and age standards (no more than 1.5 times the poverty level and age 65 or over), being a social service recipient or in need of electricity to power medical equipment, customers can defer payment of the portion of their bills that exceed what they paid a year ago.

The PSC order allows customers one month to go through certification procedures and file the paperwork needed to defer the payments. They will have up to 12 months to pay the deferred amount.

SWEPCO set a record 4,951 megawatt load (0.5 percent over the previous all-time high for the summer) at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 when the Shreveport temperature was 102 degrees. The previous record peak load was set Aug. 16, 2006, at 4,912 MW when the temperature in Shreveport was 103 degrees.

A megawatt is a million watts, enough energy to supply power to about 1,000 homes, SWEPCO's Web site says.

Bills covering that high-temperature stretch have not yet gone out to customers, McCloud said.

"We've certainly had plenty of interest," said Philip Allison of Entergy's communications office. "Because customers are calling us and local community action agencies, we don't have a count right now. And it's only the first day" that customers could sign up after the declaration.

Entergy vice president Mike Twomey said he would prefer to refer people who can't pay their bills to programs that pay, rather than defer payment.

Robbyn Cooper of Cleco's communications office said the company has had information about the program on its Web site for several years and several people have signed up and qualified.

The details of the program and how to qualify are at www.cleco.com . Click on the Customer Assistance Programs link. A list of certification agencies in the 44 parishes served by Cleco are available at the bottom of that link by clicking on "LIHEAP providers in the state."

"We're still very early in the process," Cooper said, and people calling Cleco's customer service number are referred to the certifying community action agencies. "The agencies will send us the applications."

Electric co-ops in the state do not participate in the program because their bills are traditionally lower, Campbell said. The primary reason is they utilize coal as a fuel source for their generators, instead of natural gas.
big boy

Houston, TX

#13 Aug 14, 2008
I believe you have to make under 38000 per year per household or be over 65 years old to apply, Good Luck!
Mae

Natchitoches, LA

#14 Aug 14, 2008
Big boy's always on top of the news!
SOMEBODY

Saline, LA

#15 Aug 14, 2008
big boy wrote:
I believe you have to make under 38000 per year per household or be over 65 years old to apply, Good Luck!
Well I guess we have to SUCK it up and PAY ..Damn no more going out to eat for the next few months .Ha Ha.
Diggs

United States

#16 Jun 23, 2010
Can you change power companies? I mean is it legal to do so if say Cleco is charging an outrageous amount and WST E (Washington St. Tammany Electric) is charging far less?
Real Deal

Natchitoches, LA

#17 Jun 23, 2010
You people think your fuel adjustment charge is high now....wait till MaObama and the democrats get a value added tax as well as cap and trade bills passed.

Enjoy the low electric bills while you can.
Entergy Sreweee

Sulphur, LA

#18 Aug 29, 2011
Entergy screws everybody. What the hell is this assinine charge for a damned hurricane no one ordered. It's get F***ed are you get no electricity, what a choice. I'll bet no Entergy employee lives off an income like I do. I'll also bet all retire with benefits no one else has. All because of your damned politions who recieve money to pass these laws. I would get more benefit if I blew this post out my ass.
Kgator

Church Point, LA

#20 Apr 30, 2012
Go solar for daytime an now I am putting wind an battery for night after 2 year I will say F$$$$ You ENTERGY. State gives you 50% an fed 30% last 2 years I have worked on my solar now 2012 it's wind and battery screw you entergy
Observer

San Jose, CA

#21 Apr 30, 2012
Say what you want but ENTERGY is ten times better than SWEPCO. It is a NIGHTMARE!!!!

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