Friday, January 22, 2010
These photos I sent you are proof that something is going on with Delmarva Power. We have many rentals with electric service provided by Delmarva Power. Each month for the past 10 months we've found at least one error in their meter readings that are never in our favor. In fact, they are between $30.00 and $90.00 in their favor each time. Every month we read our own meters and compare them to what they are posting as the "actual" readings. Every time we have to contact them and speak with someone who has a difficult time believing that the meters were not read accurately. This time I said "no more" I'm gonna get them some "attention" on Sbynews. Mind you not every meter is read incorrectly every month, but each month at least one meter is read incorrectly which would have cost more than it would have had we not been checking up on them.
As you see in the picture of the meter, the reading is 85733. The electricity had not been used at all last month since there was a problem at the mast head and the power had been disconnected at the pole. They submitted a reading of 86337. The net power alleged to have been used was 604 kWh.
Total Bill: $91.14. From that you subtract the customer charge of $6.00 that everyone pays whether you use electricity or not and you have an overcharge of $85.14. Imagine that's 1 out of every 18 houses where the meter was "misread" yielding an average of $50.00 each. Who wins? Delmarva Power and of course the government due to all the taxes. Who loses? We all do.