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OPINION: South Coast man shocked at electric bill more than doubling in spite of no change in usage


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“Subject: Concerns and Issues with National Grid’s Services

Dear Editor,

I am writing to bring attention to ongoing issues I have experienced with National Grid. Despite residing in a small 500 sq/ft studio apartment in Fall River, MA, my electricity bills have been extraordinarily high. A recent bill for the period from 11/02 to 12/05 reached $535.29, a significant spike from my usual $200 range. This increase is alarming, especially considering the apartment’s size and my usage pattern.

Furthermore, despite multiple visits from electricians and a National Grid technician, no thorough checks were conducted on the calibration or accuracy of my analog power meter, which dates back to 2004. This lack of detailed inspection raises concerns about the meter’s accuracy and reliability.

I believe this situation may resonate with other residents facing similar issues with their utility providers. It’s crucial to highlight these concerns for community awareness and to seek a resolution from National Grid.


About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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