When the Southeastern Water Company raised their rates people complained, but when South Kentucky RECC put in the new electric meters and their rates skyrocketed, nothing has been said.
When my electric bill tripled the first month after the “smart meter” was put in at my home, I thought I was charged for the new meter, but was told that was not the case.
It was that the “smart meters” were just more accurate in reading than the old meters.
With the old meter, my bill did not vary in readings. However, with the new meter my bills vary from $140 to $360 a month.
That is with only the same things on, using the same amount of power, and nothing extra.
South Kentucky RECC is asking for a rate increase over and above the high bills. I get it now. If they receive the increase I will not be able to afford it.
I live on a fixed income; therefore, I will have to turn off my electricity and use candles for light and go back to wood for cooking and heat.
Somerset, KY 42501