Sky-high electric bills

Sky-high electric bills

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Darwins Hammer

Youngstown, OH

#1 Feb 4, 2010
Just wondering if anybody's electric bill went up besides mine. I had heard rumors that there was going to be a 37 percent increase in the bills, but I didn't really believe it until I got my bill the other day. My normal bill has been averaging between 40 and 50 dollars a month, but the bill I got the other day was 98 dollars! That is kind of a big increase.
ridicuolus

United States

#2 Feb 4, 2010
Darwins Hammer wrote:
Just wondering if anybody's electric bill went up besides mine. I had heard rumors that there was going to be a 37 percent increase in the bills, but I didn't really believe it until I got my bill the other day. My normal bill has been averaging between 40 and 50 dollars a month, but the bill I got the other day was 98 dollars! That is kind of a big increase.
yeah mines went up too...try 460.00 for one month!! It's ridiculous!! cuz normally it runs no more than 200.00 .
Darwins Hammer

Youngstown, OH

#3 Feb 4, 2010
It is a shame that with the economy in such bad shape and people being laid off from work, now they have to add this to the mess. I don't know how much more people can take.
MEE

Hurricane, WV

#4 Feb 4, 2010
Darwins Hammer wrote:
Just wondering if anybody's electric bill went up besides mine. I had heard rumors that there was going to be a 37 percent increase in the bills, but I didn't really believe it until I got my bill the other day. My normal bill has been averaging between 40 and 50 dollars a month, but the bill I got the other day was 98 dollars! That is kind of a big increase.
Mine went from $80 to $240 in a month.
someone

United States

#5 Feb 4, 2010
mine is on budget and went from $101.00 to $158.00 that's about a little more that one third increase, people laid off, and retired people are really getting the cost poured to them---thanks to all concerned---we really apprecicate your thoughtfullness.
Darwins Hammer

Youngstown, OH

#6 Feb 4, 2010
I just read where the Virginia Legislature complained to AEP about the rates increase and AEP is now allowing customers in Virginia to keep the old rates. Our Legislature here in WV needs to get off their butts and have a powwow with AEP too.
Darwins Hammer

Youngstown, OH

#7 Feb 4, 2010
AEP customers relieved after rate increase suspended

Citizens across the Commonwealth of Virginia will see instant relief on their next Appalachian Power bill.

The bill they received this month put them behind in every other aspect of their budget.

Now, they are looking forward to a pay period without a 12.5% increase tacked on.

"Whoopie, sure does, makes me feel good." says AEP customer, Fred Bailey.

Shonda Asbury adds, "This will really, really help a lot of people. I believe it will."

Citizens who struggled to make ends meet this month thanks to an American Electric Power interim rate increase are celebrating the fact that extra cost will be coming off their next bill.

The rate hike put a strain on their finances.

"It went from like 700 to 1500 dollars." Asbury adds.

"It more than doubled, so that was a little hard this month." customer Jenna Turley explains.

"It was $508 this time." Bailey says.

Elected officials in Richmond heard the complaints of their constituents and took the issue directly to AEP.

According to Delegate Will Morefield, the company met with legislators and agreed to suspend the interim rate increase.

They also agreed not to propose any future interim rate increases.

Morefield says customers will see relief as soon as the agreement is signed by Governor Bob McDonnell.

"It would help out tremendously on groceries, paying other bills, things like that." Bailey says.

Representatives from AEP claim multiple factors caused the higher bills last month.

They explain a larger billing cycle and colder weather also contributed to the jump in power bills.
Darwins Hammer

Youngstown, OH

#8 Feb 4, 2010
All the folks here in West Virginia need to call our Legislature and see if they can do likewise.

Here are the phone numbers for each district

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Contact/capmail....
electric bill sucks

Saint Albans, WV

#9 Feb 5, 2010
MEE wrote:
<quoted text>Mine went from $80 to $240 in a month.
yeh mine ran about the same now its 255 and usually was 85-95. who can afford that much a month??
Darwins Hammer

Youngstown, OH

#10 Feb 5, 2010
That is robbery. We all need to contact our legislature and have them do what the state of Virginia did.
joe

United States

#11 Feb 2, 2011
just more money in ceo's pocket when we as tax payers just don't have a chance to get ahead.when was the last time you got a raise at your job,our goverment sits on there thumbs and watch dollars signs ,when they should be looking out for the tax payer.wv turn pike got more for tolls and the road is still in bad shape,this is owned by investors not by the state of wv.we should give 6 months to goverment people to produce or we fire them just like our company would do us,hope this makes sense.
opie

Bluefield, WV

#12 Feb 2, 2011
DID NOT YOU GUY"S WHOM SOPPORTED OBAMA,LISTEN TO HIM WHEN HE SAID (AND I QUOTE) UNDER MY PLAN FOR CAP AND TRADE ELETRIC BILLS WILL NESS SKYROCKET,be careful what you ask for you may get it!!!
Iron Man

Webster Springs, WV

#13 Feb 2, 2011
opie wrote:
DID NOT YOU GUY"S WHOM SOPPORTED OBAMA,LISTEN TO HIM WHEN HE SAID (AND I QUOTE) UNDER MY PLAN FOR CAP AND TRADE ELETRIC BILLS WILL NESS SKYROCKET,be careful what you ask for you may get it!!!
G.W. bush let the oil and gas co. get by with high prices....Now everyone want to put both hands in your pockets. Thinking its fair for everyone..should have been stopped months ago....Now the big co. are sucking the life out of people that has to have the services ......It will take a revolution to stop it now......setting us back 100 years....and its all due to being greedy...Now polish the old muskets up you'll need them..
Interesting

Saint Albans, WV

#14 Feb 2, 2011
opie wrote:
DID NOT YOU GUY"S WHOM SOPPORTED OBAMA,LISTEN TO HIM WHEN HE SAID (AND I QUOTE) UNDER MY PLAN FOR CAP AND TRADE ELETRIC BILLS WILL NESS SKYROCKET,be careful what you ask for you may get it!!!
And when did he say this? Provide a link to this statement if you want to be taken seriously.
just me

Charleston, WV

#15 Feb 2, 2011
Interesting wrote:
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And when did he say this? Provide a link to this statement if you want to be taken seriously.
You don't remember the "tightning our belts" speech how that we would have to get use to lowering our thermostats and bear it for the good of whatever... I remember it as the matter of fact the mrs. even had something to say about it.
Your electrical bills went up alot because of the EPA and their new production rules they keep making up as they go. AEP has already complied with some of these rules and restructured. Cap and tax though is a whole other can of worms...I strongly suggest all of you read it. If it was to pass as it was written the first time..You can kiss your freedom goodby. Don't take my word for it! Read it! slow down when you get to retro-fit housing you will not believe what they were trying to do. This involves all homeowners and their compliance with the fed. gov. if you do not or can not afford it, your house will be considered not in compliance with the carbon retro and you can fig.the rest as you read it.
just me

Charleston, WV

#16 Feb 2, 2011
just me wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't remember the "tightning our belts" speech how that we would have to get use to lowering our thermostats and bear it for the good of whatever... I remember it as the matter of fact the mrs. even had something to say about it.
Your electrical bills went up alot because of the EPA and their new production rules they keep making up as they go. AEP has already complied with some of these rules and restructured. Cap and tax though is a whole other can of worms...I strongly suggest all of you read it. If it was to pass as it was written the first time..You can kiss your freedom goodby. Don't take my word for it! Read it! slow down when you get to retro-fit housing you will not believe what they were trying to do. This involves all homeowners and their compliance with the fed. gov. if you do not or can not afford it, your house will be considered not in compliance with the carbon retro and you can fig.the rest as you read it.
That was the same speech where he told Americans to turn their thermos down to 68 and put on a sweater.
For the record my electric bill is running around 500. monthly
Time to start chopping some trees down i guess...hows that hope and change working out for you? you know what not to do next election don't you.
Iron Man

Webster Springs, WV

#17 Feb 2, 2011
Why start chopping trees now ??? should have done that three month ago.....not going to help you any and its not Obamas fault...Its been coming for a long time........next election dont vote for any publicans is all I got to say....They haven't done a dang thing but put the hurt on the eldely and the poor and not so poor.... Now they are out of office and set for life from all the kick backs they recieved from all the crooks..
just me

Charleston, WV

#18 Feb 3, 2011
It is the current admenistrions fault...It started with Al gore running around crying globel warming till the country had record cooling then they changed the term yo climate change. Most of the science officials that most of the libs listened to at that time have all came forward admitting they faulsified info. Thats the power of media You haven't seen alot of green ads on tv lately have you...there's a reason for that. it hard to sell green in the middle of winter when gas prices and heating bills go up. But don't worry come summer they'll all be back, you see they rely on you forgetting or "getting use to it". Then they are going to hit you again the cap and tax bill isn't gone, it's sleeping waiting for summer.
This admenistration also has the job killing EPA in their pocket and they are lying to your face their change the rules to get what they want. Wait till reto-fit housing (CAP AND TRADE ) America wake up!!!
You think your electric bills bad now! Cap and trade, cap and trade, cap and trade. learn it be ready for it, read it for yourself!!!Then you tell me it not this pres. fault it is exactlly that. They want control of our business, they want control on our housing and they want control on you AND OUR CHILDREN!!! Are you hearing alot about reverse morgage all the sudden... better wake up!!!
well

Saint Albans, WV

#19 Feb 3, 2011
just me wrote:
<quoted text>That was the same speech where he told Americans to turn their thermos down to 68 and put on a sweater.
For the record my electric bill is running around 500. monthly
Time to start chopping some trees down i guess...hows that hope and change working out for you? you know what not to do next election don't you.
What is wrong with keeping your thermos to 68 degrees? I do this in the winter and wear long sleaves and wear a jacket if I get cold. My parents taught me this growing up because it helps with your bills and the environment! In the summer I keep my thermostat to 72. If I get hot, I drink something cold!
well

Saint Albans, WV

#20 Feb 3, 2011
just me wrote:
It is the current admenistrions fault...It started with Al gore running around crying globel warming till the country had record cooling then they changed the term yo climate change. Most of the science officials that most of the libs listened to at that time have all came forward admitting they faulsified info. Thats the power of media You haven't seen alot of green ads on tv lately have you...there's a reason for that. it hard to sell green in the middle of winter when gas prices and heating bills go up. But don't worry come summer they'll all be back, you see they rely on you forgetting or "getting use to it". Then they are going to hit you again the cap and tax bill isn't gone, it's sleeping waiting for summer.
This admenistration also has the job killing EPA in their pocket and they are lying to your face their change the rules to get what they want. Wait till reto-fit housing (CAP AND TRADE ) America wake up!!!
You think your electric bills bad now! Cap and trade, cap and trade, cap and trade. learn it be ready for it, read it for yourself!!!Then you tell me it not this pres. fault it is exactlly that. They want control of our business, they want control on our housing and they want control on you AND OUR CHILDREN!!! Are you hearing alot about reverse morgage all the sudden... better wake up!!!
Quit trying to use fear as a rebuttal. Who are you Fox News? Glenn Beck? Reverse mortgage has been around for years and during the Bush administration this is all you would see on television. I actually do not see the commercials as much anymore.

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