file photo by Boyd Loving
Power Companies To Customers With Big Post-Sandy Bills: Read Your Own Meters
Get Ready For A November Bill Based On An Estimate From Last November
November 28, 2012 11:48 PM
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Power customers across the Tri-State Area were thoroughly displeased after getting huge bills for estimated usage this month despite losing power, and then being asked to read their own meters to correct the situation.
As CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported, when Gabriella Wilday of Ridgewood opened her electric bill, she was astounded.
“This isn’t gouging,” she said Wednesday. “But this certainly seems unfair.”
Wilday was slapped with a whopping $394 charge, despite nine long days without power.
“Instead of providing a bill based on actual usage, it was based on estimated usage,” Wilday said.