I had a hard time understanding why my electric bill was so high the last 2 months. I attributed the December bill being high to the fact that the boiler was out for 24++ hours and we were heating with space heaters and the electric oven during that period. Then I got the email Saturday morning with January's bill- just a couple bucks less.... Both of them in the $230-240 range. Even running the window A/C's in the summer it rarely approaches $200...
With e-billing I haven't really looked at the statements like I should. Mistake, big mistake. About a year ago, my wife tried to switch us over to North American Power for our electric supplier (PSNH is who our power is through). I didn't want to switch since I had already signed up with Electricity NH several months before. Somehow, without my realizing it, NAP switched us over to them. I haven't found the statements between February and August last year yet to determine when the switch was actually made, but it was in that timeframe.
Fastforward to yesterday, when I started looking at the bills, NAP is charging almost 19 cents per KWh to supply the power! ENH is advertising less than half of that rate (around 8-9 cents). $165 of my bill was related to NAP.... So, someone at both PSNH and NAP with be hearing from me today, and ENH will certainly be getting a customer back.
Check your bill folks, especially if you've talked to NAP in any way shape or form in the past. I did not authorize the switch but they did it anyway. Judging by a couple of posts on their facebook page, they've hacked the rates up on others as well.