Bill adjustments

Richard48
Conductor
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I received an email  from AGL on 15/4 advising an adjustment for usage of $129.99. I rang the customer contact number 131245 on 16/4 and asked for details of the reason for the adjustment and calculations. I recd a response on 17/4  which does not answer my request. I have now recd the latest bill which shows adjustments spanning 8 months and totaling $366.79. 

 

Today I have used the online help portal and again requested full and detailed explanation of the actual reason for the adjustments and the supporting calculations. The note on the bills offers only several possible explanations and no supporting information.  

 

The online portal has referred me back to the 131 245 number and states "As per the notes on your account. 
We have been asked to advise you that meter is being investigated and will be upgraded, found to have major faults
if it does have faults then bills will be revisited and re adjusted as well. I would request you to please reach out to our calling team at 131 245, as only they can give you more information regarding this."

 

It is interesting to note the information in the following link. 

https://www.aer.gov.au/news/articles/news-releases/aer-takes-action-against-agl-not-promptly-fixing-...

Has anyone else had similar problems?

 

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Deepesh_AGL
AGL Moderator
1 Reply 469 Views

Hi Richard48, Thanks for reaching out. Billing adjustments do occur from time to time due to various reasons. However, it is our responsibility to explain to you why the adjustment has occurred. Apologies, that this has not been the same in your experience. I will reach out to you privately to get some details so I can look further into it. Cheers, Deepesh

Richard48
Conductor
1 Reply 171 Views

Deepesh 

 

I have heard nothing further since my response to you.  Could you please advise accordingly.

Xander-AGL
AGL Moderator
1 Reply 140 Views

Hi Richard, apologies for the delayed response from our team - I will follow this up with your privately.

Kind regards,
Xander

Richard48
Conductor
1 Reply 137 Views

The request from Deepesh was a request for information to confirm my identity which I did - result - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  Same request from Xander.  It remains to be seen whether Xander can do better.

spaceboy-_-
Semiconductor
1 Reply 126 Views

Good luck! It’s like they listen, they say the understand and then they do nothing!! I have been trying to get a bill corrected since February. The end reading on the previous bill is higher than the start reading on the bill in question and the end reading is also lower than the end reading on the previous bill. This in effect means we are paying twice!! They agree and say they will fix it but do nothing!! 
Can I suggest everyone look at the end reading of their previous bill and confirm that the start reading on their next bill is the same number, otherwise you will be paying extra…

Deepesh_AGL
AGL Moderator
1 Reply 104 Views

Hi spaceboy-_-, You are right, if the end reading on the previous bill is higher than the start reading on your current bill it does mean that you are being billed incorrectly. Apologies for the inconvenience, I will send you a private message shortly to discuss further. Cheers, Deepesh

spaceboy-_-
Semiconductor
1 Reply 57 Views

Hi Deepesh, just wondering why you haven’t responded to my messages yet? You were the one who requested more information and said you would look into it! I provided requested info as well as explained exactly where the error was, what is the delay?

Richard48
Conductor
1 Reply 50 Views

Same experience.  Responded to Deepesh 9 or 10 May and no response. Followed up a week or so later - same response - NOTHING.  Had an apology from Xander and promise to follow-up - result to date - NOTHING.

 

My request is simple.  AGL have made a one off adjustment to my bill for what AGL identify as undercharging over a period of 8 months due to a faulty meter (THEIR METER).  I have requested the detail (numbers not words) of how that adjustment has been calculated so that as the customer I can be satisfied AGL have been fair and reasonable.  In that regard I think my request is entirely reasonable.

 

All I have experienced to date in terms of customer care by AGL amounts to NOTHING.

spaceboy-_-
Semiconductor
1 Reply 22 Views

Hi Richard, I have been advised to try and work the issue out with AGL and if that fails then document everything and contact the electricity ombudsman. The ombudsman needs record of contact with AGL and their response or lack thereof. I think this is the avenue of attack I must take and I recommend you do also. Good luck.