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Old 08-08-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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So you all know Im getting an apt soon. I need to call NV Energy to get my electric turned on. How much is it to do that? Do they require a deposit?
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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It depends on your credit. They wanted a $500 deposit from me to turn it on.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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yes they require a deposit....even with average credit.. my deposit was 300 for each home
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:57 PM
 
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Mine was only $150. I must have had very good credit.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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You might be able to get the deposit waived if you can provide a letter from a previous utility showing that you paid your bills on time. I did this when I moved here last year - no deposits on anything.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Yorker to Vegan
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When I called in they asked me if I had an elderly living with me (which was true so I said yes), and they set the security deposit at $50. Of course I had to fax in my grandma's ID so that they could verify that info.

The best part: When I set it to auto-pay online (through NV Energy's website), they credited me with the security deposit amount ($50). Yay! Of course you'd have to check your bill every so often.

So I guess you can pay the deposit now, do the auto-pay and get your account credited back. If your deposit is somewhere in the hundreds, they're just gonna deduct your bill amount from your deposit every billing cycle. Have to be vigilant, though. Check your bill each month and make sure you have enough money in your checking account.

Last edited by maharlika; 08-09-2010 at 12:14 AM.. Reason: "which was true so I said yes"
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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It sounds like they set it at what they want to set it at. Mine was $130.00. Going to call Con Edison in New York tomorrow again and see if I can get a letter of credit from them. I always paid my bill on time, and was with them for 4 yrs.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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probably the size of the home has something to do with it..... ave. electric bill etc.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Well whatever you pay, you get it back in a year. I forgot what it was that we paid, it's been so long. I think at the time, it was around $50. Of course this was 11 years ago.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Yorker to Vegan
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Going to call Con Edison in New York tomorrow again and see if I can get a letter of credit from them. I always paid my bill on time, and was with them for 4 yrs.
Con Edison once charged us with a $211 electric bill (July bill) for 2 window AC units - one for each bedroom. Bad memories. Sweltering heat throughout our floor of the duplex (approx 900sqft). To think we'd suffered enough.

Thank goodness for central AC in Vegas. Relatively cheaper than NYC - and your whole place will be cool.
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