Exceptional Utility Bills
Original post made by Ralph N. Shirlet on Apr 8, 2010
When PG&E offered me the opportunity to pay for three times the natural gas I actually used in December and early January, I turned to our Iron Horse corridor neighborhood e-exchanges to ask if they were provided an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. It seems 417 residences in our corridor had been offered the opportunity to pay at least double what their normal usage was in prior years for the period.
Each of 417 residences reported that technicians had been to their homes looking for leaks at the meter as was my experience. Maybe PG&E can explain the leak detection program and its relationship to meter readings so you can inform all those neighbors I missed who might have had a similar result.
Quite curious, don't you think?
Ralph without ROFL
on Apr 12, 2010 at 6:48 am
The PG&E boondoggle is based on a Public Utility Commission not watching out for the consumers which it is supposed to do. For another, the "meters" were never tested anywhere in the independent world of testing, even though there had been an outcry from the beginning about no testing by independent companies. So the so-called hi-tech meters are doing the job exclusively for its maker, PG&E and charging, guess who, the consumer.
Up and down the state the same outcry and the Public Utility Commission does nothing except approved the PG&E plan, and PG&E does next to nothing except to claim that the meters work. Of course those meter work well but only to serve the utility company who also slipped into the consumer's monthly bill a different playing field for charges which only slams the consumer once again.
Now the problem is at the Commission level as well as with a utility company which currently seeks to freeze ANY COMMUNITY from forming its own utility company to compete with PG&E. It's called the taxpayer right to whatever; already, heavy advertising on TV for passage!!!! Can you imagine such balderdash?
Of course everyone knows this. Oooops excuse me, I forgot there are some who believe much of what they are told by utility companies. Then they should pay the extra which PG&E seeks. Can one conclude this? The reader should decide.
While good people go to work, work hard, pay their bills, some are eating away at the very utilities one must use to survive. And Now its our own PG&E which wants a piece of your monthly income with hidden new charges and outright meters which favor only one party which also seeks by initiative to freeze anyone from trying to compete with PG&E.
It's a THREE prong attack AT ALL. No matter where one looks PG&E will eat into your pocketbook if you are not watching and voting carefully!!!!
Hopefully, many understand what is happening and will act to protect their pocketbook from outright stealing no matter what law they seek as well as speak out against the SMART METERS which they are not completely.
on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm
If you think your PG&E bills are high now just wait until our good ole Democrats in Congress pass Cap & Trade! Our uitlity bills will soar! They love to "rub salt in our wounds"!
on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.
Reference to Cap & Trade: Web Link
Such regulation of environmental impact is configured to reward and benefit participation. Such regulation has little impact on the lack of consumer review of data collection and billing practices used by PG&E as noted in this exchange. Consumer protection has never been part of a Republican platform or conservative agenda. If fact the highest energy costs occurred during the Bush Administration.
Ralph without ROFL