Got our electric bill yesterday, what a shock! Our bill runs high as it is with a large family. but they tacked on 50% more with a fuel rate charge. I called the company to ask what's the deal, and was told it was the fuel cost to provide electricity and they were just passing the cost on to consumers, they weren't making a dime off of it. Said it was due to foreign countries raising their prices and it will go up more.
I dread seeing summer come, the rates go up and the air conditioner runs up the bill more. And they'll tack on more with this fuel rate charge. We'll have to take out a loan to pay the electric bill.
It will be a long HOT summer.