power line insurance


Old 10-08-13, 03:01 PM
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power line insurance

A friend of mine told me he received a letter from his electric company stating that he must pay $4.99 per month for insurance for his incoming power line in case something should go wrong with his service, for example a fire, etc. Is that legal? I live in southeastern Pennsylvania
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Old 10-08-13, 03:20 PM
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Sure sounds like a scam to me.
I'd be on the phone to the power company asking FTH.
Old 10-08-13, 03:26 PM
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Have you seen the letter? Is it from Exelon? Is it on company letterhead?
Old 10-08-13, 04:44 PM
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Depending on how long the drop is, you could probably replace it in 3 years at that rate. Tell them that.

Our EMC is now charging $17 per month for a "Customer Fee". This fee covers the cost of the new multi-million dollar facility they just built. As if the current rates weren't enough. They even were bold enough to say it publicly. Gee. I have 3 accounts and that's a nice night out on the town for us!! My shop has an average bill of $12 PLUS the Customer Charge, now. I think I'll go somewhere else for my electricity.........wait, I can't. Nevermind.

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