Resident unhappy with estimated hydro bills

Fortis has locked out their employees over the last four months and no one has had “feet on the ground,” reading electrical meters.

 

To the Editor:

Are we being shafted?

 

Fortis has locked out their employees over the last four months and no one has had “feet on the ground,” physically reading electrical meters.

In all this time, the billing department is guesstimating your power consumption, consesquently your meter readings are all over the map.

You are paying for power you have never used at the higher rate, or you are under billed for power you have used at the lower rate. This under billing is added to your next month’s guesstimate which most likely puts you into the higher rate.

Then, Fortis could over guesstimate your power consumption and bill you for power you have never consumed at the higher rate. Multiply this by Fotis’ 6-700,000 customers.

 

Talk about making money by never even lifting a finger. Then add all the money Fortis gets from not having to pay their locked out workers. All of this going on while Christy Clark’s “Family first” Liberal government’s BC Utilities Commission sits idly by.

The BCUC should be making the people in suits, who locked out your meter readers, get off their butts and do the “feet on the ground” physical reading of your meter.

 

Why are we, the consumer of this essential service, being treated this way by a multinational company? There is something horrendously wrong here and our provincial government seems to be sitting on their collective hands.

Buzz Henshaw, Keremeos

 

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