Progress Energy Customers To See Rate Increase

Progress Energy customers should expect to pay a little more on upcoming utilities bills.

The News and Observer reports that Progress Energy's proposed 3.7 percent rate hike has been approved.

The paper says a typical household that uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month will see their bills go up by about $4, from $102 to $106 a month.


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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    I will say interruptions are rare, other than the recent Hurricane Irene outage. It's like any other commodity and we have to have it, eh? We'll just budget for it like we always do.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    With out-of-staters" like Hank and myself moving here, just think of the boost "our type" will provide to the local economy:JOBS! servers and dishwashers in restaurants, cleaning hotel rooms and chocking wheels on the ferry boats; at the same time, we will afford a touch of CLASS to this woeful area.
  • by Lola at hank on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    Your happy that our rates are lower than they were up north and we are happy that our rates are lower than they are up north but we would be even more happy to keep it that way. This is why we are upset over just a few dollars.
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      by anon on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:35 PM in reply to Lola at hank
      the south is slowly transitioning into another long island, and yankin hank clearly has no problem with that. which, of course, IS the problem."we've had it too good for too long" is the quote.and he's here to change all that.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    Duke Energy and Progress Energy will soon become one. Look out!
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      by Yeppp on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:35 PM in reply to
      And they even said that customers could expect a slight drop on their rates...whoops!
  • by Billington on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Still one of the best bargains in your daily life! Think about what you get(and everything that comes with it)power,lights,computer,heating, cooling, cooking. NOW, think about what you get when you fill your car up at $4/gallon. Electricity is a bargain at twice the price!
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      by Crockett on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:11 AM in reply to Billington
      I agree with you, I get more value in my light bill than any other bill I pay, it's a real deal in the scope of things. Progress Energy is "World Class" when it comes to controlling rising cost. Thanks Progress and keep up the good work.
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        by ME on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:52 AM in reply to Crockett
        Yeah keep up the good work, hope another natural disaster doesn't cause the power to go out wouldn't want to go another week without it
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          by HanktheYank on Nov 16, 2011 at 01:46 PM in reply to ME
          U should be glad to pay the rates Progress offers, up north they are much higher than here. Moving down here is like getting a pay raise. You guys have had it too good for too long. I dont think a couple of bucks a month is cause for concern or suicidal thoughts.
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          by Rebel yell on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:55 PM in reply to ME
          If the Confederate soilders had not run out of coffee, things would be better.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to Billington
      Sorry, but I don't share in your enthusiasm.
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      by Billington on Nov 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM in reply to Billington
      with "out-of-staters" like Hank and myself moving down here, just think of the jobs that will open up; dish washing in restaurants, vacuuming floors in hotels and chocking wheels on ferry boats; at the same time, we will add a little class to this woeful area.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:28 PM in reply to Billington
      Have to agree.
  • by john Location: kinston on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:05 AM
    wow i would take that 1000 kw in kinston would be 200.00
  • by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    Another increase? They increased my bill earlier this year and they're doing it again? It's too bad we can't change electric service like we can banks.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:29 PM in reply to anonymous
      You know it wouldn't matter. Any company offering the same product will offer it at a reduced rate to begin with, reel you in, then give you the truth. It's electricity and it costs you the same somewhere down the line...no pun intended.
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