Skip to comments.LIPA customers who spent weeks without power due to Sandy get zapped with normal electric bills
Posted on 11/24/2012 11:20:04 AM PST by Dallas59
LIPA customers who spent weeks without power got zapped with their normal electric bills as if the outages never happened.
The clueless utility charged Sandy-soaked Long Island residents an estimated rate that covered the entire billing cycle, and the statements made no mention of potential refunds to account for the prolonged blackouts.
Jonathan Saporta was slapped with a double whammy by the Long Island Power Authority a $649 bill for the Long Beach home he left in October and a $281 bill for his new Great Neck pad.
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I’d send it back, sans check, with a note that their union can pay that bill with all the overtime they got for turning out-of-state linemen away.
There have to be many better places to live than at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. There is no guarantee that this can’t happen again next year.
it’s the computer, not my problem mon...
Based on last months usage. Duh, you pay for what you use
Of course they are estimated bills. They are too busy to send out meter readers.
Hey if they don’t like those high electric bills, maybe they can get a solar blanket to keep warm and a windmill to generate the electricity they need.
GO GREEN, GO OBAMA!
All my life I've heard about New York minutes and New York haht attacks .. etc.
Did Giulini wipe out all the bad boys?
Are the first responders tough on fires but not willing to tar and feather politicians?
No shit, New York ... let us know you GOT a pair and the rest of us will be there beside you .. but we ain't gonn'a go to jail, die or get our asses kicked if YOU don't think it's that important.
You’d think their billing system would have some kind of extended disaster proration algorithm in it. From their point of view it’s like, wait till the meters get unearthed, then we’ll send you a refund, that is if all the refunds don’t put us into bankruptcy
There are 2 possible solutions to NYC violence
(1) let everybody pack
(2) have penalties as draconian as Singapore’s
I think this is proof that they do not read the meter, they just send you something similar to last month’s bill with seasonal adjustment.
That’s normal if they can’t read the meters, however it’s hard to believe that nobody at LIPA or ConEd saw the train wreck. Their arse is grass when this goes to court.
I’m guessing these people are on what PG&E calls a “Balanced Payment Plan.” We pay the same amount monthly, regardless of actual usage. Every three months, PG&E does a true-up and we pay the overage or get a credit for the underage.
I’ve worked on utility billing systems. They are staggeringly complex and not easy to change. These companies aren’t exactly like Amazon when it comes to billing prowess and flexibility.
“Id send it back, sans check, with a note that,,,”
A note that gives the reading on the meter. Or call/email in the correct meter reading. Ask for a “corrected” bill based on actual usage.
They are so smart that they are stuck in the past. They like it. Well, they are comfortable. No idea what goes on in the rest of the country, or the world, wxcept how it affects $.
They live with their pro abortion politicians and froce this on the very red part of the state- Upstate.
They vote in family legions - Cuomo, Kennedy even Cuomo-Kennedys.
They think Catholicism is a democratic system, so they say they’r Catholic while they criticize it like they are preparing their vote.
And there are quite a lot who live in enemy territory for the sake of being home - and it is a wonderful place in so many ways.
They are more antiquated than some Southern states in their being set in their ways about accepting politicas as usual.
Long Island Power Authority is a government entity with a Board of Trustees appointed by various elected officials. The Authority is basically another government bureaucracy. The question is why anyone would expect more accountability or intelligence than any other government run entity.
Duh, last month was when the storm hit. This bill is set to be DUE by the end of the month. They don’t bill for October at the END of November. But even if it was in the middle of the billing period, it shouldn’t be the SAME. Even one week would shave a 1/4 off.
I have no sympathy for these Obama voters who apparently turned out en masse and voted for Obama in a statistical impossiblity. No sympathy. Go ask Obama.
What power company actually comes out and READS meters anymore? Heck, I just moved from the middle of BFE, literally one red light in the whole COUNTY and we were updated enough for the usage to be read from the office of the electric company.
Rudy G. (as libertine personally as he is) set up such measures when he was mayor. When 9/11 happened he went out and acted quite in character. The New Yorkers expected it, as they should have.
RG cleaned up Times square (or allowed it by allowing capitalists to come in and do it) he had draconian measures against graffitti, panhandlers, window breakers,the mafia (which he’d cleaned up as local federal prosecutor) even jaywalking.
The City ran very well and people could eat and smoke what and wherever they wanted to.
They hated him. Hate.