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Overcharged by Standard Charges

“My electric company charges me $52.45 to ‘deliver’ $18.16 worth of electricity. What’s that all about? “

[NOTE: I receive e-mail like this almost every day. Please understand that all we want is a fair break for these good American senior citizens. Frank]

Iam now battling with my electric company, Conectiv. The minute the government took off all regulations against this monopoly company, their charges zoomed up!

My electric bill is double what I used to pay. And I have neither the recourse to challenge it or the exrtra money to pay it.

My last month’s bill was “Standard Charge” of $18.16 (732 Kwh X $0.24815).

Fair enough.

But then Conectiv introduces a brand new add-on charge of $52.45 for “Transmission.”

I e-mailed them yesterday evening and when I got home from work today, they replied that I should “look up to see how I can save on electric.”

I shot an email right back to them,stating I do not use to many kilowatts, so they should cut back on what they charge for delivery.

The government took all the controls off what they can charge for the delivery of the electric and they have more than doubled what they used to charge.

I am very fortunate that I am able to work, but what about all the eniors that are on a limited income. Who gives a damm about them?

NO one!

I will keep badgering them, until they are unhappy to have me for a customer.


Jean Linder



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