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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just because it’s the first time they’ve ever experienced this doesn’t make it new or special.
Every power outage I’ve ever had that lasted more than a day resulted in higher electric bills. That climate control has to reheat a thoroughly cold house, or cool a very hot one. That makes the meter spin.
The squawking and complaining might be a cultural thing but it doesn’t come across very well to those of us who deal with this every year to some extent.
Deal with it, pick up the mess and get on with your lives.
However, although we regret the physical losses and human suffering the victims of hurricane Sandy have endured, we feel that people who (a) choose to live next to an ocean and, (b) routinely elect and support leftist Democrat politicians decade after decade are not exactly objects of great sympathy from those of us who consider their choices as foolish and misguided. Still, sending out utility bills to Sandy's victims that have been without power for weeks on end was incredibly stupid.
Estimated bill, meet estimated payment :)
I remember after Hugo, SCE@G gave the residents a pass on their electric bills, even if we had incurred actual usage.
But that was when we were a red state, now that it’s turned purple, I doubt that would happen again.
Glad Texas isn't on one of the national grids. I can't get my bill that high in the summer even with a long string of 100+ days - and I like it cool inside.
Imagine after having no power for weeks you get an electric bill based on estimated use that amount $$$$ looks like last years same month bill. Talk about insult to injury.
Its not their fault they couldn’t make a meter reading is it?