Progress Energy Carolinas - Progress Energy

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 10:26am CDT by d4aa448b

Product: Electric Company

Company: Progress Energy Carolinas

Location: Raleigh, NC, US


Category: Other

We just purchased a home 3 months ago and each month our bill has been around $300.00 for a 1600 sq. ft. home.

I had an all electric home in Ohio never ever did I have a $300.00 bill for one month.

Every time I call them they can't give me any answers, they just tell me how to conserve electric. I had our air unit checked and it is running perfect, we have no lights on in the house during the day, one tv for toddler and at night maybe 2 tv's and one light over kitchen sink, so how in the world can my bill be so high when the kids aren't allowed to turn anything on and we live like we're Amish.

They also suggested doing a breaker test, not sure about anyone else but if your not used to dealing with electricity and your not an electrician then it's kind of risky. I told them if I could afford to pay a $300.00 a month bill, then I could afford to hire an electrician to come out and check it.

I went as far as calling the North Carolina Public Utilities Commision to enlist their help with this problem.

All they can do is have progress energy check the meter which is better than nothing just incase the meter is bad.

Ughhhh. It's just so frustrating.

1 Comment

5478865f, 2010-08-25, 03:24PM CDT

We have the same problem here in Florida. Our bill "sky rocketed" from the 100's to 300 something a month. In a conversation with a relative who is lucky enough to still have Florida Power & Light, they could not believe how much we paid a month for this service. The also suggested having things checked out, but I think it all comes down to the fact the Progress Energy just wants to rip everyone off. You even have to pay $4.95 EXTRA to conveniently pay your bill online with them!

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