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(Fox 7 Austin)   Austin Energy will resume disconnections in July. Although given the power grid issues in Texas, who could really tell the difference?   (fox7austin.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
"Austin Energy will resume disconnections" ...of people who are not paying their electrical bills.

You left out a pretty important detail there subby.
 
6 days ago  

chewd: "Austin Energy will resume disconnections" ...of people who are not paying their electrical bills.

You left out a pretty important detail there subby.


you can't manufacture rage with all the facts.
 
6 days ago  

chewd: "Austin Energy will resume disconnections" ...of people who are not paying their electrical bills.

You left out a pretty important detail there subby.


... since October
 
6 days ago  
Is Fark now the local Reddit?
 
6 days ago  
I'd like to know where subby works so I could short the stock.. McDonalds?
 
6 days ago  

TheDirtyNacho: Is Fark now the local Reddit?


r/Austin is apparently a really good subreddit. They're more entertaining than r/Raleigh or r/Triangle.
 
6 days ago  
Back in my poor days I found utility companies will work with you if you just call them and let them know you need some leeway and pay them something every month.

Like what TFA says, subby.  But no, go for the outrage.
 
6 days ago  
Pay your bills, deadbeats.
 
6 days ago  
Hancock also said 98% of Texas customers were on fixed-rate plans that didn't see prices go up during the storm and that they could shop for cheaper plans once their contracts are up. But Doug Lewin, an energy consultant in Austin, said there is no guarantee electric rates offered to consumers will be cheaper going forward.

Can a person shop for another power company in Texas?  I thought they where all the same cooperative?
 
6 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: Back in my poor days I found utility companies will work with you if you just call them and let them know you need some leeway and pay them something every month.

Like what TFA says, subby.  But no, go for the outrage.


On top of the payment plan, it sounds like there are a lot of aid services that will literally help pay the bill. The 9 percent are people who aren't even reaching out to inquire about both.
 
6 days ago  

Merltech: Can a person shop for another power company in Texas?  I thought they where all the same cooperative?


Depends on where you live.  My old house in Round Rock let you pick a company.  My current house is in Georgetown but outside of the city limits and I'm forced to use Perdenales Electric Co-op.  We didn't lose power during the freeze.  Using 100% green energy is only about 50 cents xtra per 1000KW hours.

I'm pretty happy with them
 
6 days ago  
Fuk them and fuk every for profit energy provider everywhere, may they suffer ten fold for all the misery they cause their fellow humans with their shallow chimp greed driven inhuman lives.

the kinda shiat you never forget is when your best bud through jr h/high s, only wants the power back on in his house for his 15th birthday.
And the only way to do that for his parents is to borrow a generator from some they know to run the tv and  a couple lights for a while as we play at a birthday they can't really afford.
And that shiat just gets more painful and harder to have in your mind as you get older and actually understand what that means about us.
 
6 days ago  

Merltech: Hancock also said 98% of Texas customers were on fixed-rate plans that didn't see prices go up during the storm and that they could shop for cheaper plans once their contracts are up. But Doug Lewin, an energy consultant in Austin, said there is no guarantee electric rates offered to consumers will be cheaper going forward.

Can a person shop for another power company in Texas?  I thought they where all the same cooperative?


It's all a shell game. In some places contracts are offered, that are just middlemen pocketing a few cents per kwh. Most of these contract providers don't own any power plants, lines or anything at all. Austin and San Antonio don't participate in that system and have lower prices for energy as a result.
 
6 days ago  

UNC_Samurai: TheDirtyNacho: Is Fark now the local Reddit?

r/Austin is apparently a really good subreddit. They're more entertaining than r/Raleigh or r/Triangle.


It's ok. Sometimes interesting but an incredible amount of weird people with bizarre issues
 
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