Regarding our high electric bills this month, Camden City Manager Mel Pearson is right in part in attributing increased costs to record high temperatures (“Summer weather heats up utility bills,” Aug. 25, 2015). What Mr. Pearson does not mention, however, is that the billing period in question was unusually long (36 days). This was the longest billing period I have experienced in my seven years as a customer of Camden utilities. Even when temperatures do not reach record levels, we here in South Carolina expect it to be very hot in July. This being the case, it seems to me to be insensitive to have such a long billing period at a time of year when electric bills are typically high.
Letter: Electric billing cycles