Are you getting sticker shock from your electricity bill? We want to hear about it.
Upgrades to aging utility equipment and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have combined to drive up the cost of electricity across the country, with the national average rising from one year to the next.
As a business reporter for The New York Times, I've been following the impact of rising electricity costs on consumer bills. With my colleague Madeleine Ngo, I recently investigated how higher rates impact the budgets of low-income consumers – many of whom cannot afford clean energy technologies like solar panels and electric vehicles.
We're planning more stories about the rising cost of energy and how it's affecting people across the country. How expensive has it become to keep the lights on? What effect are electricity tariffs having on the household budget? What steps are people taking to reduce their bills?
And we need your help. Electricity bills show exactly what consumers pay for electricity. If you have an electricity bill that has surprised you, we will be happy to review it. I will read each answer to this questionnaire, and may contact you to learn more about your story and possibly include it in an upcoming article. I will not publish any part of your response without talking to you first. I will not share your contact information outside the Times newsroom and will not use it for any purpose other than getting back to you.