Like a lot of Jamaicans, I eagerly awaited the results from the OUR probe into the new meters installed by
The Jamaica Public Service (J.P.S). I felt certain that these new meters might be the root cause of recent complaints by consumers of skyrocketing electricity bills.
However, the investigation revealed that the meters were not to be blamed for the increase in electricity bills.
They did note that the Jamaica Public Service Company’s disconnection methods needed some adjustment so as to give more consideration for the consumer. They also suggested changes in the company’s back billing policy. No word though on how or when we, the consumers, will see some relief from high electricity bills.
So where does that leave us?
Well, its back to the drawing board as there seems to be no end to our belt tightening measures as we try to stay afloat in this economy.
Consumers need to do all they can to reduce their bills. Along with turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use, as an extra precaution try plugging out all appliances before leaving the house for an extended period and at night. It’s also worth the cost to replace your incandescent lightbulbs with florescent. Your pocket will thank you!
How do you save money on your light bill? Do you agree with the results of the OUR’s investigation? Let me hear from you. Click this link to read more http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20111022/news/news1.html
Teri Ann Renee Paisley (Gleaner on-line writer)