Save energy, save money. Right? Not exactly.
Take a look at your electricity bill. Do you see a line that says “base charge” or “minimum usage charge”? Nearly every electric company in town has a provision in their fine print that imposes a minimum usage fee if usage in a given month falls below a certain threshold — most commonly, one-thousand kilowatt hours.
Carleton Cole tells our news partner, KHOU 11, he was hit with a $10 fee eight times in the last year — money he will never get back.
No response yet from utilities.
Overpaying for Electricity? Frugal Houstonians Hit with Hidden Fee was originally published on news92fm.com