So, when folks decide not to pay their own bills, I have to pick up the tab?
This is BS of the first order!
Unpaid bills will cost MichCon consumers 55 cents a month
Residential customers of Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. will have to pay a monthly surcharge averaging 55 cents to account for the company’s uncollectible expenses.
The Michigan Public Service Commission approved the surcharge for MichCon, a unit of DTE Energy, to be effective Jan. 1. The annual amount of uncollectible expenses reported by MichCon total $37.3 million for 2005.
Uncollectible expenses are monies that a utility is unable to recoup from customers who fail to pay their bills.