Posted by Retired VIP on December 4, 2007, 2:48 am
It isn't collusion, it's fraud. The, so called, alternate electric
providers don't provide anything except an alternate address to mail
your check to. The electricity they sell you is purchased from the
old provider and brought to your house by the old provider. How can
it be much cheaper than the electricity the old company sells to you?
Here's a dirty little secret they don't tell you. In order to get a
slightly cheaper rate, they sign interruptible contracts with the
generating company. If there is a shortage of power your electricity
is shut off.
You better look into the gift horse's mouth if you know what's good
Posted by News on December 4, 2007, 3:02 am
Retired VIP wrote:
Aha, so on the same aerial plant, the electrons bypass houses of AEP
customers, but keep going to traditional utility customers!
How do you suppose they do that?
Posted by Mr Ed on December 4, 2007, 2:48 pm
My entrance has a box controlled by "carrier current" transmissions. In the
summer when A/C's are all running, all over, on an extremely hot day, my A/C
will shut down for short periods. The saving isn't much but I rarely notice
my house getting warmer. My KWH here is about $.08. I've switched to heat
pump & electric heat over heat pump & oil this year to see if there are any
Posted by News on December 4, 2007, 2:55 pm
Mr Ed wrote:
And your lights dim, too?
All your UPS brownout trigger?
Posted by Mr Ed on December 5, 2007, 2:28 pm
Only my A/C shuts down for short periods. No brown outs. I know the power
Co. often lowers the voltage on hot days, but they are aware that
synchronous motors & Compressors, trying to maintain the same power, will
draw "more" amperage not less. Resistive loads will draw less.