The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Power Bill Concerns Voiced On Social Media


Last updated 2/6/2019 at 4:20pm

Concerns about recent Duke Energy utility bills have lit up local social media groups.

Brevard resident Lisa Clark is one of Duke Energy’s 15,387 customers in Transylvania County. During Winter Storm Diego last December she was without power for four-and-a-half days. Clark said that according to her bill, when the power was out is when she used the most power. She said her power bill jumped from $114 to $165 and she doesn’t know how that’s possible.

Clark, a 24-year Duke Energy customer, said she has the new “smart meter” on her home. Clark believes it’s possible for technici...

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