Are you satisfied with your electric service?


I got a call today that showed up as "Private Caller" on my caller ID. He claimed he was from the County Electric Membership Corporation. I don't know if the call was ligit or not, but the guy asked if I was satisfied with my current service. That seems odd since it is the only choice I have. Anyway, I don't give much time to calls I don't initiate myself. When he asked if I was happy with my service, I asked...what choice to I have? You can lower my bill if you like. He ended the call.
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Metspitzer wrote:

could have been selling solar installations
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Metspitzer wrote:

I've been getting letters from a company that supplies electricity. Claims that I can save up to 14% compared to what my (only) local company charges here in central New Jersey.
Nothing about solar, wind or anything exotic. Maybe they are just operating in a low-tax state and passing those savings on to us potential companies. Requires an 18-month contract.
Your call may have been legit. If so, the caller should have been eager to answer your questions.
Ray
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Metspitzer wrote:

They are not in business to sell less and lower their profit.
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You may have a choice. Some states allows you to select your electric supplier. The present utility company remains as the delivery service, but you can change generators. I'm saving around 2 a kW by changing and I use 600 to 800 kW/hr a month. Costs you nothing to change, so shy not save a few bucks a month if available?
Perhaps you state has choice or they want to bring it in, thus a survey. Or it may be a scam.
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This is exactly the situation where I am- downstate NY. I recently switched to an all-renewable (25% wind, 75% small hydro) run by a legit operator (probably gets some subsidies) at .01/kwh saving from my current supplier (probably mostly coal based). But there are scammers in the business also. A year ago one tried to persuade my wife to switch us over- but when I checked them out I saw large volume of complaints.
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You sure? Most areas have a choice-- though the old carrier will still supply the poles & drop- but you can pay someone else for the actual power. I doubt it saves much- but it might in some areas.
OTOH- maybe the company got a bum list of who could use them. I keep getting solicited to change my Nat. Gas supplier-- which would be fine if I could get NG for less than 3times the cost of my house.

I don't even answer them if I don't recognize the caller. They can leave a message if it is important & I'll call *them* when I feel like it.

Time Warner stopped by [yup- a guy in a suit with a clip-board knocked on my door] a couple years ago and told me what I was paying Verizon for my phone. They offered me better service at 1/2 the cost for the first 6 months-- then it would go up to about 80% of what I was paying Verizon.
The first bill I got was even lower than the guy had said it would be-- and it still hasn't gone up. I've often wondered how they could know what Verizon was charging-- but could accurately predict what they would charge me..
Jim
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And you posted this because...?
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