Forked Deer Electric Company
Concerned Citizen

United States

#21 Dec 19, 2010
Add: If they weren't killing us with the bill, more people would be able to pay it and wouldn't be asking for help! It's not in the Kilowatts, it is in the hidden costs they take.(They say they dont but they lie)
Concerned Citizen

United States

#22 Dec 19, 2010
too warm wrote:
74 degrees to have your thermostat set on is really, really warm! If's it's 33 degrees outside and you want it to be 74 inside, of course the heat's gonna run all night....Turn the thermostat down to 68 (or even lower at night)
You must work there?! That is exactly what they tell customers but when you feel you are working JUST to pay your Electric bill at the least you should be WARM...
Justice

United States

#23 Dec 19, 2010
And shouldn't we be warm in our own homes without being charged a fortune. Over the years my electricity bill has almost tripled. The kicker of it all TVA gets alot of its electricity from solar.
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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You must work there?! That is exactly what they tell customers but when you feel you are working JUST to pay your Electric bill at the least you should be WARM...
leah

Detroit, MI

#24 Dec 20, 2010
Forked deer has caused everyone problems they do not care about elderly , disable, or children. If everyone has a problem with them then protest. Dont just post things on topix it does not solve the problem. I live in Memphis now so I can not do anything. But if you want change do something about it.
Concerned Citizen

Sioux City, IA

#25 Dec 21, 2010
Leah,
What exactly do you suggest we do? If I knew a way to fight this I would but I can't see anyway it can be done. I can't stop working to protest the electric company that is for sure...

If we get a huge ass solar storm out of this maximum it will not matter anymore anyway...It is sad that I actually have to stop myself from seeing that as a good thing...
Stevie

Ripley, TN

#26 Dec 21, 2010
I've been on Forked Deer for well over 30 years and have never had an issue with my bill. Am I the exception? I pay on time and my power keeps coming on time. There are outages from time to time. The last one was caused by a squirrel. We survived.
leah

Detroit, MI

#27 Dec 21, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Leah,
What exactly do you suggest we do? If I knew a way to fight this I would but I can't see anyway it can be done. I can't stop working to protest the electric company that is for sure...

If we get a huge ass solar storm out of this maximum it will not matter anymore anyway...It is sad that I actually have to stop myself from seeing that as a good thing...
Isn't there some way to go to the board? If enough people go then maybe we could fix this problem
Concerned Citizen

Sioux City, IA

#28 Dec 21, 2010
I dont know, I am going to look into it. I visited the site today and noticed a list of board members. www.forkeddeer.com

Congratulations Stevie. I pay my bill too but it is like skinning a cat. Don't Vex yourself with this if it isnt something you are dealing with...trust me!
Rustywrench

Ripley, TN

#30 Dec 21, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I dont know, I am going to look into it. I visited the site today and noticed a list of board members. www.forkeddeer.com
Congratulations Stevie. I pay my bill too but it is like skinning a cat. Don't Vex yourself with this if it isnt something you are dealing with...trust me!
I've been working on a way to fuel a gas powered generator using sewer gas collected from my septic tank,if I can devise a way to effectively collect and store the sewer gases then I think I can make it work. Then I wouldn't need the power company at all,wouldn't that be great!
Concerned Citizen

Sioux City, IA

#31 Dec 22, 2010
Rustywrench wrote:
<quoted text> I've been working on a way to fuel a gas powered generator using sewer gas collected from my septic tank,if I can devise a way to effectively collect and store the sewer gases then I think I can make it work. Then I wouldn't need the power company at all,wouldn't that be great!
SOunds kinda smelly but yea...

If I could afford Solar Panels I wouldnt need them myself...
Concerned Citizen

Sioux City, IA

#32 Dec 22, 2010
Rustywrench wrote:
<quoted text> I've been working on a way to fuel a gas powered generator using sewer gas collected from my septic tank,if I can devise a way to effectively collect and store the sewer gases then I think I can make it work. Then I wouldn't need the power company at all,wouldn't that be great!
http://www.impomag.com/scripts/ShowPR.asp...
Justice

United States

#33 Dec 22, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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SOunds kinda smelly but yea...
If I could afford Solar Panels I wouldnt need them myself...
I want solar panels but the state of Tennessee has the worst rebates available to people.
the Real Real Dave Bisjop

Millington, TN

#34 Dec 24, 2010
Why do people pronounce it "forka dear"?
Justice

United States

#35 Dec 24, 2010
the Real Real Dave Bisjop wrote:
Why do people pronounce it "forka dear"?
I've always wondered that too? Lol
help

Hendersonville, NC

#36 Jan 17, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I dont know, I am going to look into it. I visited the site today and noticed a list of board members. www.forkeddeer.com
Congratulations Stevie. I pay my bill too but it is like skinning a cat. Don't Vex yourself with this if it isnt something you are dealing with...trust me!
The thing for everyone to do is find out who your board member is.Once you have done that find out when they come up for re-election and vote them out.ALL of those board members are good buddies with Harold Willis and they let him do what he wants when he wants.If you get rid of them,then they can get rid of him and all the problems with the office staff.As long as you all get on here and bitch you will get nothing done.If you get out and work berore those bard re-elections you could see results.If those board members start to get voted out one by one they might open their eyes and make some changes.
duh

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#37 Jan 19, 2011
your electric bill is due at the same tome every month and you only get billed for what you use . people do not mind buying beer and smokes they just run out of money when they have to pay a debt that they owe.if you do not pay your car paymenbt they come get your car if you do not pay the electric bill you get cut off so stop drinking smoking and gambeling your money away and you can pay your electric bill.
fact

United States

#38 Jan 19, 2011
duh wrote:
your electric bill is due at the same tome every month and you only get billed for what you use . people do not mind buying beer and smokes they just run out of money when they have to pay a debt that they owe.if you do not pay your car paymenbt they come get your car if you do not pay the electric bill you get cut off so stop drinking smoking and gambeling your money away and you can pay your electric bill.
You know that just sounded ignorant!!!! I don't blow my money on unnecessary things unless my bills are paid. When you live on one income and only get paid once a month it is hard to pay the bill on time. My due date changed and that made it impossible for me to pay it on time without incurring a late fee. I have paid my electric bill on time for the last 10 years when my due date was the 7th but then they changed it to the 24th. I don't get paid until the 28th. I asked for them to work with me but they would not!!! We are struggling towards the end of the month until pay dayl I just think they could work with people especially those of us who have been loyal customers and have never had our electricity cut off!!
pay your bill on time

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#39 Jan 20, 2011
you are the ignorant person be cause all you have to do is put some money back to pay you bill then you do not have to worry about that late fee if you cannot do that pay the bill and quit belly aching about it you know what your bill normally runs so quit blic nicking your money and pay the bill on time
fact

United States

#40 Jan 20, 2011
pay your bill on time wrote:
you are the ignorant person be cause all you have to do is put some money back to pay you bill then you do not have to worry about that late fee if you cannot do that pay the bill and quit belly aching about it you know what your bill normally runs so quit blic nicking your money and pay the bill on time
You must be one of those rich people who never have to worry about money. You probably don't know what it is like to live from paycheck to paycheck. Sometimes I think everyone should know what it is like to worry about having enough money to pay your bills and buy groceries and clothing for your family. I do not receive any type of government assistance and I don't want any. I would like to be treated with respect. I called them to tell them my situation and asked if there was anyway they could change my due date from the 24th to the 28th and flat out refused. Just about every credit card company, mortgage company, car dealership, and other agencies will work with you on your due date. Forked Deer does not do it because they know they don't have any competition so they do whatever they want to do. By the way I am not ignorant I am college educated. You are the one that doesn't seem to know what a period is since you never used one in your post. Putting money back to pay it on time can't be done unless I want my family to starve but who cares, right? You must work for Forked Deer because that was the same advice they gave me. Cooperatives were designed to be for the people. Forked Deer doesn't seem to have that policy.
Concerned 1

Beech Bluff, TN

#41 Jan 20, 2011
Well first off all you have to do what you can so you will know bill is paid on time. I know that people are not to quick to help those that aren't trying to better themselves. Put things in order that they need to be paid and most time over a period of time it will work out. Forked deer most time don't ever try and help anyone because they think they got all things in there hands. We will have to get together and stage a protest over this foolish matter probably during annual meeting. Then and only then maybe something will be done about these ripoff artist. Last but not least put your hands in God's hands and He will see you through this and the rest. God Bless!

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