Massive Dominion Power screw-up?

dsewell writes: Recently, Dominion Virginia Power made adjustments to their billing schedule, so the most recent March bills that went out were for an extended period. In my case, the bill was for a 41-day period and based on an estimated read… and the charge was for well over $300, whereas I’ve never had an electric bill over $200 in any month. So I checked the electric meter and found that the bill was based on an estimated reading of about 1000 kW/hr more than my actual usage. I phoned Dominion and they said they’d adjust the bill. Today at work I casually mentioned this, and it turned out that two co-workers living in entirely different parts of the county had the same experience with their last bill. How widespread is this? Did everyone get overcharged?

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  1. Dominion profits were way down this year . Perhaps their fiscal year ends 30 June and it might look better if billings increased for April May and June (presume billings for March accrue to April-date of payment) the 4th quarter. Merely speculation. I`m not familiar with their accounting methods or cycles.

    I believe they forecasted this might happen when they did some kind of "system changeover". My bill was about as yours and about the same increase. I expect it was a planned operation not a "screwup" (from their perspective).

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