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|Wed, 09-12-2012 - 11:09am|
My oldest daughter is moving. She will be living in an area with a different electric company than she is now. Apparently this company, at least for the first year, uses "metered" services. Kind of a "pay as you go" type thing. It's a cooperative rather than an investor based utility.
She simply pays a deposit of which about half is put on her meter. When their household gets down to a balance of 10$, a little red light starts flashing...she calls the company or goes in...and pays more money. They can pay as much as they want, or as little as 20 or 30 dollars! Seems like a great deal considering how many people are struggling to pay their light bill and being threatened with shut off if they don't come up with the full amount two days before payday!