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Old 11-19-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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Ok, there isn't really a forum here but maybe someone will have an answer for me.

The local electric is provided by city utility company. No competition unlike my past residence in TX. The meter was swapped out but they can't tell me if they actually did a meter reading before making the switch.

Now they gave NO prior notice though they say the meters are being switched for everybody. It seems suspicious that they couldn't put an insert in the monthly bills. I just picture the guy walking with one meter from one house to the next to up the next reading....It just sounds like the city wants want to rack up some extra revenue for the city to pay Christmas bonuses.

Where can I go to file a complaint in GA if I find I have suddenly been billed the equivalent of a years usage in one month?
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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They switched ours out in North Florida to a meter which is read remotely,no meter reader.No problems.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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Ok, sounds good but I just wish they could have just given notice.

City gives notice when trash schedule is changed. I think it would be fair to have folks expect to lose some productive time if they work at home because all electric reset.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I found out about our electric meters being replaced by reading about it on our local NBC news channel's website. When the person came to replace it, my dad happened to be visiting so he wrangled the dog. Otherwise, I wonder if the power company would've even tried to replace mine with a dog in the yard. The power company did know that I had a dog and that my backyard gate would be locked. It's been noted on my account for years.

I haven't noticed any mysterious billings or glitches since the digital switch.

But we have had a few instances here in Utah involving malfunctioning meters with both our natural gas supplier and our electric company. Neither of these problems happened in my city, but beware. If you get a new meter, and your typical cost/usage goes up or down dramatically compared with previous months, I'd investigate it right away. If not, your local utility company might come back years down the road and ask you to dig deep in your pockets.
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