WMAL.com | Jamie Coughlin
The former director and dozens of his Silver Spring, MD neighbors received estimated bill that is over double what his bill normally costs.
“Pepco recently installed new Smart Meters in most suburban Maryland homes. The new meters haven’t been turned on yet, so many of the bills were estimated. But Pepco didn’t estimate Loebe’s energy usage based on his previous bills, which is the company’s policy. Instead, they charged him for double his regular energy usage.
Loebe is the former director of the D.C. Public Service Commission’s economics office. Pepco charged him for 3994 kilowatt hours. After what he says were several heated conversations with Pepco customer service representatives, the company examined his usage. He only used 1580 kilowatt hours at a cost of $220. WMAL has a copy of Loebe’s bill.”