There is one core reason as to why it can be hard to automate electricity bill payments. That main reason as to why it can be hard to automate electricity bill payments is in the fact that these bills vary from one payment period to another. Depending on your electricity consumption patterns, you may end up paying $100 this particular month and $200 the next month – making the whole thing very unpredictable.
It is still possible to work out an average figure, and then set up a automatic payment for that figure. Let’s assume, for instance, that you happen to hold a General Motors credit card (the one described at www.gmcard.com). you can set up a system where a fixed amount of money would be deducted from the card on a fixed date each month, by the electricity company, towards electricity bill payment. But in this case, you’d need to be doing some sort of reconciliation once in a while. That is because it is improbable that the figure you will set up to be automatically deducted will be exactly equal to the payable amount for any given payment period.
It is also worth noting that more and more utility companies are switching to prepaid regimes, making this entire business of post-paid electricity bills obsolete.
There are several groups of people who tend to have difficulties coping with the cost of electricity.
The first group of people who tend to have difficulties coping with the cost of electricity is that of folks living in low cost housing projects. Most of them tend to be folks struggling with poverty in one way or another, and that state of affairs make it hard for them to deal with these costs.
The second group of people who tend to have difficulties coping with the cost of electricity is that of students. Of course, the students who live on campus (in campus hostels) don’t have to worry about the cost of electricity. But those who live in off-campus accommodation have to deal with electricity bills, and these often struggle with the bills. You have to remember that the students in question are almost entirely dependent on funding from the government coffers, which mostly comes in the form of the ever-modest modest government student loans. And a visit to myedaccountcom.org, where you can also find links to the my ed account login page (on which students get to manage the loans) is likely to reveal that the loaned amounts are not extremely huge. Some students end up having problems meeting their costs, including the electricity costs in question here.