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Old 02-01-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Has anyone else noticed their electric bill go up since Duke Energy took over from Progress Energy? I have been distracted by some things over the last several months, but now I am looking over my records and see the Duke Energy bills are much higher. I have always liked Progress Energy, even going back to my NC days.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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Peeps will enjoy paying for a nuke plant that they broke.
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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It was announced that they have a large increase...
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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It was announced that they have a large increase...
Guess I missed that. Thx much!
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:28 PM
 
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Lightbulb duke energy

Not only have my rates almost doubled from what my bill was with Progess energy, but the customer service is the worst ever!! i am retired here but am seriously entertaining relocating ,to get the most out of my retirement. Im not here to get robbed by duke every month.!!! Am i the only one who feels this way! I would like to hear from other posters good or bad.,experiences with Duke energy
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Prices went up by 8% in January 2014, not 100%. You obviously cannot read your own bills correctly. If you are moving away, I suggest you find out how much the rates are there in advance. We are about average for the US, because we don't use as much coal as the cheaper states.

In addition, it was not due to the "broken nuke". If you looked at the actual rate filing, it was almost entirely due to an increase in fuel prices over the past year (mainly natural gas). Progress/Duke energy charges are fixed for the time being, but the fuel charge portion of the bill will fluctuate annually.

They will be going up dramatically over the next several years, but not yet. When they do, you can start complaining. Not quite yet.

For they usual whiners who love whining, New York/California/etc rates are still almost TWICE as high as they are here (and the rates of those Utopian European countries that can't get enough wind and solar are 3-4 times as expensive), but finding that out might require you to actually make an effort.

Would doing a little research before you post kill you?
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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Just wondering what the rate is? I'm going to relocate I'm in pa paying just under .08 but many are at .10 per kWh. Just wondering how the rates compare.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Historic Gulfport
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This is off my last Duke bill:

FIRST 1000 KWH 7.263
ABOVE 1000 KWH 8.625
FUEL CHARGE
FIRST 1000 KWH 4.077
ABOVE 1000 KWH 5.077
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Historic Gulfport
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You can view rates nationwide, by state, here. Shows Feb. 2014 and Feb. 2013 rates:

www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_6_a
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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thanks gulfporter for your reply and the link.. good to know! it appears I would be saving money with electric atleast...
here in PA
.075 per kwh
distribution charge is .06 per kwh .
that is only because i could choose my supplier here in PA.. the rates are much higher with the local supplier.

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This is off my last Duke bill:

FIRST 1000 KWH 7.263
ABOVE 1000 KWH 8.625
FUEL CHARGE
FIRST 1000 KWH 4.077
ABOVE 1000 KWH 5.077
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