Free electricity in Georgia... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I saw something interesting on CNN headline news a few minutes ago. Sylvester ,Georgia is giving their residents a Christmas gift...NO ELECTRIC BILL for the month of December.Could it be that their computers are messed up because of y2k testing??

-- Bonnie (, December 02, 1998


Lets see...22000 (population of Sylvester, GA) divided by 4 (persons/family) times $100 (estimated Dec. monthly bill) = $550,000.00.

Hmmmm...either your surmise is correct or they've got some awesome Christmas spirit!

-- a (a@a.a), December 02, 1998.

Yeah....foregoing 8 to 10% of their yearly revenue is quite a bite.

Most companies profit isn't usually as high as 8 to 10% of total revenues. Is this a state owned or privately owned enterprise?

-- Craig (, December 02, 1998.

Drat, wrong county. I wish that random motion free electricity lightening would have struck a bit closer to home.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, December 03, 1998.

Yeah, I'm with you Robert. Wish it had hit in Cherokee County. Could sure use free electricity from Cobb EMC.

-- Nancy (, December 05, 1998.

Interesting. Anyone has ever heard of a utility company giving away free month's electric bill as Christmas presents to all customers before?

I wonder what the next company who experiences a glitch with billing after Christmas will come up with? Feb. '99, PECO electric: "We are so sure we'll be compliant by Jan 1, 2000 that we decided to celebrate it and give away a free month's electricity to all our custumers!"


-- chris (, December 05, 1998.

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