Many of you are surely aware of the ways to save on energy costs. You may have read them in the newspapers, magazines or on the web or you may have heard them on the news aired on TV or the radio.
But more than knowing the usual methods, it’s also best to be aware of your consumer energy rights and other lesser known ways that can help you lower your electricity bills.
Being knowledgeable about your energy rights means being aware of what you are entitled to from your power company. For example, consumers have the right to be notified at least 30 days prior by a provider that plans to hike its rates. This grace period will allow those planning to switch power firms to do so without being penalized.
Payment for Blackouts
You may also inquire from your power company if they or the distributor pays consumers who experience blackouts for long hours. This is possible in the U.K. and the refunds are normally made as long as you report the blackouts.