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Old 10-04-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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So I just moved to New Albany down in the Louisville Metro area...and I thought I'd get all Indianans' opinions on Duke Energy.

I'm just going to say that I have never had so much trouble in my life trying to set up new service, and I've dealt with four other power companies. I'm really wishing I could choose Vectren or Clark REMC over Duke, but such is life.

How is everyone else's experience?
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Indiana Uplands
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So I just moved to New Albany down in the Louisville Metro area...and I thought I'd get all Indianans' opinions on Duke Energy.

I'm just going to say that I have never had so much trouble in my life trying to set up new service, and I've dealt with four other power companies. I'm really wishing I could choose Vectren or Clark REMC over Duke, but such is life.

How is everyone else's experience?
Welcome to Indiana. The state is controlled by big coal with the highest carbon output of any state in the country. Duke has a monopoly in the southern half of the state and will get you with a huge fee for hooking up electric. If you rent an apartment they will refund the difference once you leave, but be prepared for sticker shock.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Welcome to Indiana. The state is controlled by big coal with the highest carbon output of any state in the country. Duke has a monopoly in the southern half of the state and will get you with a huge fee for hooking up electric. If you rent an apartment they will refund the difference once you leave, but be prepared for sticker shock.
Thanks!! I'm renting a house that was built in 1929, but has been remodeled and fairly weatherized (i.e., resealed).

I was hoping to get vectren for both electric and gas :\
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Update: I still don't have power, and I've reported them to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Hopefully this gets things moving.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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I just read an article on Duke Energy in the Indianapolis Star right after seeing this thread. Looks like they're being investigated on some things and are planning to pass on some more costs to its customers. Link Below:

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission pressuring Duke Energy | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Nice. Just to update... the IURC was exceptionally quick to respond. First thing on Tuesday, they called, agreed that my power should be on and that I shouldn't suffer, and said they would make Duke turn on my power within the next day. Later that day, Duke called all nicely saying how they've cleared everything for my account for my power to be set up on Wednesday, which it was.

I love the IURC.
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